At about 10:00 am, April 15th, April's calf was born. Everyone will be talking about it and smiling constantly.
Here's some fun math stuff to bring with you for Holiday gatherings.
The activity: April's-calf.pdf
For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.
CCSS: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3
In Massachusetts, April 17th will be a holiday from school and work in Massachusetts. We celebrate Patriots' Day on the 3rd Monday in April to commemorate the beginning of the Revolutionary War and the battles of Lexington and Concord.
We have two activities that you can use to bring Patriots' Day into your math class.
The Boston Marathon - We've gathered a lot of great data about the race and the facilities necessary to organize it. We've asked some sensible and some surprising rate question. There's a page-one activity that you can do as a class and the rest of the calculations can be worked on individually or in groups. CCSS: 5.MD.1, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1
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|Giant chocolate bunnies|
What can you deduce about the bunnies ... solid? hollow? cost per pound? cost per height? Anything else? 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A
|Holiday candy sales|
Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays do you think that the most candy is sold? What percents of annual candy sales do you think each holiday contributes?
Students use a pie chart of information on candy sales to determine actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Hanuka, and Valentine's Day. 6.RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.RP.3
|How many peeps are sold for Easter?
Students estimate the number of Peeps sold each Easter season. They consider reasonability by making guesses they think might be a little too high and a little too low.
They determine necessary info, problem solve and improve their original estimates. They conduct random samplings of their estimates and compare the mean of their estimates to the actual number of peeps sold each season. Old dancing Peeps video included. 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, MP1, MP2, MP3