Mother's Day by the numbers - Mother's Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending. You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy!

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

mothers-day-numbers2017.docx mothers-day-numbers2017-solution.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP

How much do we spend on Mother's Day - Use the Mother's Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother's Day.

- For what is money spent?
- For whom is money spent?
- What is a low guess?
- What is a high guess?
- What facts would you like to know?

Helpful information for teachers: Useful-info-about Mother’s-Day2017.pdf

CCSS: 5.NBT.5 , 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, HSS.IC , MP.1 , MP.2

For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel data, and solutions.

Spend-forMother’sDay-2017.docx Mother'sDaySpending2017.xlsx Spend-forMother’sDay-solution2017.pdf

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? An investigation which develops and uses systems of equations.

diapers2016.docx diapers.xlsx diapers2016-solutions.pdf

CCSS: 6.EE.9, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.4, 8.EE.8, HS.F-IF.8.B, HS.F-LE.2, HS.F-LE.5, MP7, MP8

A gorgeous, glittery Mother's Day card - Finding the area of a heart by finding upper and lower limits.

Mother'sDay-card-blank - If you want to try this craft idea.

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions:

BejeweledMother'sDayCard.docx BejeweledCard-solution.pdf

CCSS: 3.MD.C, 4.NBT.B, 5.NBT.B, 6.G.A, 7.G.A