# Tag Archives for problem solving

## Sweetheart Candy

Here is another Valentine’s Day (Thursday, February 14th) lesson. What more could kids want than Sweetheart candies, problem solving, critical thinking, and number sense reasoning. Enjoy!  sweetheart-candy2012.pdf For members we have solutions and Word documents.  sweetheart-candy2012.doc  sweetheart-candy2012-solutions.doc      sweetheart-candy2012-solutions.pdf CCSS: … Continue reading

12. February 2013 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Soda Santa

Happy Holidays! This Soda Santa is made up entirely of 12-pack cans of Coca-Cola products. What questions do you have? The activity:  Soda_Santa.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Soda_Santa.doc          Soda_Santa_solution.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT.5 , 5.NBT.5 , 7.SP.5 , 7.SP.7a As … Continue reading

15. December 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Shopping season begins!

Friday, November 23rd marks the beginning of the holiday shopping craze.  Students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to those shopping trips after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this very timely investigation. shopping-season.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3 … Continue reading

23. November 2012 by Leslie
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## Legos

Act One: The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was recently set in Seoul, South Korea.  Check out the pictures and video below: How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower? … Continue reading

28. May 2012 by oldmanmarks
Categories: Data and Probability, Math and Art, Math and Social Studies, Number Sense | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

## DVR Dilemma

How many hours of HD video can my DVR strore? How about SD video? I love my DVR.  I can record my shows and movies and watch them whenever I want.  I know that when I record HD programs my … Continue reading

17. March 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## Sweetheart Candies

Here is your Valentine’s Day (Tuesday, February 14th) lesson. What more could kids want than Sweetheart candies, problem solving, critical thinking, and number sense reasoning. Enjoy!  sweetheart-candy2012.pdf For members we have solutions and Word documents.  sweetheart-candy2012.doc  sweetheart-candy2012-solutions.doc      sweetheart-candy2012-solutions.pdf CCSS: … Continue reading

07. February 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Black Friday Savings

When shopping this Friday, students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to the trip after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this very timely investigation. CCSS: 6.RP.3 , 7.EE.2 , 7.EE3 black-friday.pdf And for members we … Continue reading

20. November 2011 by Leslie
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## Fantasy Football

As the football season starts again, Brian introduces students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and fantasy pass interceptions. They are then challenged to create and use equations to explain their method of calculation. Finally students … Continue reading

02. November 2011 by oldmanmarks
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## Farwell to Oprah

Time to say goodbye to the Oprah Winfrey show. Involve your students in a little real life and entertainment life comparison in Brian’s latest investigation that asks for estimations, fractional parts, percents, and future estimations (patterns)  of entertainer’s salaries. Common … Continue reading

24. May 2011 by oldmanmarks
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## Pirates of the Caribbean

The fourth Pirates of the Caribbean movie opens this Friday, May 20th. Your students might be looking forward to seeing this movie and motivated to understand the investment expenses and profit expectations. Brian’s data and questions will help them judge … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by oldmanmarks
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