# 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, 8

# Earth’s Perihelion

…be to the Sun on January 4th, 2017 then on Earth’s aphelion, July 3rd, 2017, and figure out how long it will take to get to the sun leaving now in a school bus, a car, an airplane, a space craft, or in an “n” miles per hour vehicle. perihelion2017.pdf And for members we have an editable Word docx and solutions/teacher tips below. perihelion2017.docx perihelion2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1, 7.RP, 7.NS.2, HSN.Q, HSA.CED.1… 0, 7

# Father’s Day ideas

…and fractions of a ¼ cup measuring cup (multiplication and division with unit fractions). fathers-day-muffins.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. fathers-day-muffins.doc fathers-day-muffins-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.4, 5.NF.7, 6.NS.1, 7.NS.2 Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers – Which is a better deal, cloth or disposable diapers? How much did you cost your parents in diapers? In the future how much could your kid’s diapers cost? Help students realize all… 0, 5

# Father’s Day blueberry surprise

…Sunday is Father’s Day and there is still time to have a tiny fraction review in the guise of celebrating Father’s Day. This is a short activity that asks students to change the amounts in a blueberry muffin recipe to multiples of and fractions of a ¼ cup measuring cup (multiplication and division with unit fractions). fathers-day-muffins.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. fathers-day-muffins.doc fathers-day-muffins-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.4, 5.NF.7, 6.NS.1, 7.NS.2… 0, 4

# Curiosity landed on Mars

…Keep your students up on what’s happening in space while analyzing Curiosity’s speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a “sky crane” landing. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.doc Curiosity-on-Mars-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.MD, 5.NF, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1, 7.RP… 0, 4

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