# Deflategate

…m collection at The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox for the idea behind some of the elements of this activity. The activity: Deflategate.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Deflated.docx Deflategate-solution.pdf CCSS:6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5, 7.NS.1,HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.3 Ss loved @yummymath deflated football assignment. I learned some things too! #talkingpoints #SuperBowlXLIX — Lori Barr (@LbarrBarr) January 31, 2015 Check out all current Yummymath… 0, 9

# Weather extremes

…ught. February was the coldest month ever in much of the midwest and Northeast US. Pakistan and India have experienced extreme and deadly heat waves. Use the open number line and our lists of temperature extremes to make signed number operations and absolute value sensible. Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference. Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson. CCSS: 6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 7.NS.1,… 0, 8

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…pute with our formula. How many different ways might your students write the expression: Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t This is also an excellent time to introduce formula use in Excel to your classes. Enjoy! The Activity: best-NBA-season-ever2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel file, and solutions. best-NBA-season-ever2016.docx greatest-season-ever2016.xls best-NBA-season-ever2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.1 , 5.NBT.7 ,… 0, 7

# NFL Math Activities

…s that yield given point totals. 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 Deflate-gate The deflated ball controversy makes an interesting segue into negative number line understanding.6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5, 7.NS.1,HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.3 Super Bowl Numerals are different this year Super Bowls usually have numbers written in Roman numerals. This year’s 50th is written in Hindu-Arabic. But Roman numeral arithmetic is neat and… 0, 40

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…tudents from 5th grade through high school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx… 0, 6

# Does it pay to get educated?

…ted.pdf Ken Waldman of Newton Public Schools, modified our post to make it a little easier for his students. This is his modification: does-it-pay-to-get-educated-Waldman.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet of the data and chart, and solutions. does-it-pay-to-get-educated.doc income&ed-level.xlsx does-it-pay-to-get-educated-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.2, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.3 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, MP.1, MP.3… 0, 6

# Big Burger

…burger” below. Thank you to Robert Kaplinsky (check out his great math activities on his website) for letting us know about the videos from the History Channel. Consider starting the activity with these videos. CCSS: 5.NF.6, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1 The activity: BigBurger2014.pdf Three teachers in Georgia created a version of this post that they felt was suitable for their 5th grade students. Many thanks to Jenise Sexton, Michael Wiernicki, and Graham Fletcher for sharing their… 0, 6

# Cheesy Goldfish crackers

…yummy math. Check out a second version of the activity (scroll down in the post) that solely focuses on and makes a connection between the ratio standards in grades six and seven. Goldfish Activity.pdf Addressed CCSS: 5.G.2, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.2, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, 8.EE.5 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions and tips. Goldfish-cheesy.doc Goldfish Solutions & Teacher Tips.pdf We have a second version of the Goldfish problem that is meant to only focus on standards… 0, 8

# The Star Wars phenomena continues

…se or claim and explain and critique the reasoning of others. And, of course, use the Force! The activity: StarWarsProfitability2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel calculation sheet, and solutions. StarWarsProfitability2017.docx StarWarsEarnings2.xlsx StarWarsProfitability2017-solution.pdf Depending on the grade level and the way students approach the problem many different CCSS can be addressed: CCSS: 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.OA.2, 4.OA.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 6.NS.2, 7.NS.3,… 0, 6

# Cruising

…se ship mishaps and disasters this year. While these are in the news, let your students consider how these floating cities manage their resources and which of their needs are precarious as they calculate the per day and per cruise requirements. There’s plenty of room here for some fun extentions using our sewage numbers. Let us know of your ideas (or the kids)! Cruising.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Cruising.doc Cruising-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3… 0, 6

# The Boston Marathon

…s. Make an educated guess as to the fastest marathon time. We’ve gathered a lot of great data and asked some sensible and some surprising rate questions. Enjoy the conversation of page 1 of the activity as a class task and then set your students to work calculating the rest. BostonMarathon2015.pdf   For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with teaching suggestions. BostonMarathon.docx BostonMarathon-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.1, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1 We also… 0, 5

# Black Friday, football, and giving

…ervings 7½ pounds of potatoes would make. 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 How should I cook my turkey? – Students judge timing, cost, tastiness, and quantity necessary as they plan for the feast. 4.MD.1, 5.NBT.7, 4.MD.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3 Great video on a deep frying fire with William Shatner. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade – Students study a map of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen. Then they calculate how… 0, 26

# Which is the best candy deal?

…ion, short and sweet, and fun … Student Activity Sheet: Candy-deals.pdf Candy Deals Power Point For members we have an Excel chart, a Word doc, and solutions. Halloween-candy-deals.xls Candy-deals.doc Candy-deals-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.2, MP3 Additional extension: Does it matter if we round off the costs of the candy bags? And yet another Holiday candy post, Holiday candy sales. Students can read a pie chart with holiday candy sales data and find actual dollars spent from the… 0, 5

# An ounce of cola

…stem. Which was easier or more efficient, comparing quantities in metric or in U.S. units? Interesting discoveries and discussion should ensue. Thanks to Joe Laskowski, a 6th grade math teacher from Bloomfield, CT, sent us this great unit pricing activity. Also, thanks to Sniff Programming for the idea of incorporating in the U.S. units versus metric units portion of the task. The activity: Cola-by-Ounce.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions… 0, 4

# How much caffeine?

…hat I would get in a Starbucks coffee? What is the whole circle worth? How do you know? Is there a drink that has so much caffeine per ounce that it can’t be represented with one circle? How do popular sodas and energy drinks compare in caffeine content? The Lesson: are-all-caffeine-drinks-equal.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet of calculations, and solutions. are-all-caffeine-drinks-equal.doc Caffeine.xlsx caffeine-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NF, 6.RP, 6.NS, 6.SP, 7.RP,… 0, 4