# Deflategate

…e problem 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… 0, 11

# Weather extremes

…f severe draught. 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,… 0, 10

# NFL Math Activities

…rceptions 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… 0, 49

# How much did the temperature change in Boston?

…raph with the text. Let them determine and discuss the temperature change as a class. After your students have reached some conclusions show the article link below showing the original number. Follow up question: If a student found an incorrect temperature change, what mistake did they most likely make? How could you draw a diagram to help other students see the correct increase (horizontal and vertical number lines)? Reveal the: Original Article CCSS: 6.NS.5, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.3 One more question… 0, 5

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