# Do I have enough wrapping paper?

…seful information pdf below) Students can then work towards determining if one sheet will completely wrap the box. Take the opportunity to share student ideas and reasoning. As an extension we ask students to consider what the smallest sized piece of paper is that can be used to wrap this box and if they can devise a way to know, in general, if the wrapping paper is going to be sufficient for a certain sized box. The activity: EnoughPaper.pdf Useful information: Useful-info.pdf CCSS: 6.G.1,… 0, 7

# How Many Donuts is That?

…ts, and the conversations you are having in class. What might come up? different areas or arrays, scale, estimation, volume and in particular volume by multiplying the base area by the number of layers. CCSS: 4.MD.3, 4.NBT.5, 4.OA.3, 5.MD.3, 5.MD.5, 6.G.1, 6.G.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G.1, 7.G.6, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP6, MP7 ExtraInfo.pdf Act Three: This news clip gives the solution. Sequel: Now that you know how many donuts are in the box, what dimensions and number of rows and columns could give this exact… 0, 10

# Chocolates and area

…ch solution method studnts use, consider having students report their thinking through a doc camera. Focus on student’s mathematical ideas and problem solving strategies. The concept of area as a measure of covering should be the theme of the sharing and class discussion. You may also consider using actual chocolates of different shapes and sizes as a class activity like two of my colleagues and friends did in their classrooms: CCSS: 3.MD.5 , 3.MD.6 , 6.G.1 , 7.G.4 , 7.G.6 Chocolate.pdf… 0, 7

# Chocolates

…ch solution method studnts use, consider having students report their thinking through a doc camera. Focus on student’s mathematical ideas and problem solving strategies. The concept of area as a measure of covering should be the theme of the sharing and class discussion. You may also consider using actual chocolates of different shapes and sizes as a class activity like two of my colleagues and friends did in their classrooms: CCSS: 3.MD.5 , 3.MD.6 , 6.G.1 , 7.G.4 , 7.G.6 Chocolate.pdf… 0, 7

# Pre-winter holiday activities!

….SP.5d Do I have enough wrapping paper? – Students estimate the size of a gift and decide if the given wrapping paper is going to be enough. Finally they try to create a rule for determining enough wrapping paper from a present’s dimensions. 6.EE.A, 6.G.1, 6.G.4, 6.G.A, 7.EE.B, 7.G.6, 7.G.B, HSG.MG.A.3, MP5 Wrapping presents on the diagonal – Dr. Sara Santos has figured out the most efficient way to wrap presents with no waste. Why does this work? Let students wrap packages in class… 0, 35

# Big Papi

…ivity after completing page 1 together. Follow the flow of the activity sheet, let students go through the modeling process. Make sure to orchestrate student sharing of reasoning. After highlighting student thinking show the video at the bottom of this post to reveal the number of donuts. The Activity: BigPapiActivitySheet.pdf For members: Word Docx and Teachers Guide: BigPapiActivitySheet.docx BigPapiActivitySheet-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 6.G.1, 6.RP.3, 7.G.3 The Solution: Thanks to Jen… 0, 7

# California wildfire

…Wildfires are burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park. In this activity we ask students to examine various maps of this California region, calculate distances using map scales, draw conclusions about the nature of fighting fire here, and explain why areas covered by the maps no longer reflect their linear scale. RimFire.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. RimFire.doc RimFire-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NF, 6.RP.3, 6.G.1, 7.RP.3, 7.G.1… 0, 6

# Pizza Deals

…square pizza compare to the area of a circular pizza? Technology: As students grapple with comparing the area of a square and the area of a circle with the same diameter/side length have them explore this Geogebratube app on area relations. The activity: pizza-deals.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. pizza-deals.docx pizza-deals-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 6.G.1, 6.RP.3, 7.G.4… 0, 5

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# Which TV is the Best Deal?

…use this TV size calculator and comparison tool from TVCalculator.com to impress this on students. In this lesson students work with the ideas of area, similar figures and unit rate. The activity: Which-TV.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.G.1 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Which-TV.doc Which-TV-solutions.pdf Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at our Bird’s Eye View Page or try more HDTV math with Glowing Rectangles, How Large of a TV… 0, 4