9 Super Bowl activities

Super Bowl ads and scientific notation  Updated! - On Monday, when the Super Bowl is over and all of the ads have been seen, use this scientific notation activity to involve math students in the talk of the day.  Students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these incredible costs, students get to express their opinions about the ads and decide who the marketing was geared towards. 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2,  6.EE.2, 8.EE.1, 8.EE.3, 8.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1

Super Bowl Cheesy pretzel poppers - Students follow a recipe that involves cutting a block of cheese, figuring how many servings, estimating how many times they need to multiply the recipe by to make enough pretzel bites, and multiplying and reducing fractions. 5.NF.3, 5.NF.6, 5.NF.7, 6.NS, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G, 7.NS

Super Bowl cost of ads still increasing - Updated for 2021 - The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad has continued to rise.  Is the rise linear, exponential, something else?  Students graph and examine an exponential function, decide on the growth factor, and predict the future. 8.F.3, 8.F.5, 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6a, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.IF.C.8b

Greased light poles - How much Crisco did the Philadelphia police use in 2018 to grease their light poles and discourage climbers after the Eagles won the Super Bowl? 6.EE.A, 6.G.A, 7.G.B, 8.G, MP5

Typical Super Bowl scores - Also updated for 2021 - Students reflect on the mean, median, and mode losing scores, winning scores, and range of scores from past Super Bowls as they try to predict this year's scores. They decide how the next pair of scores will affect those central measurements.  6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 6th, 7.SP.4, S-ID.2

Super Bowl Numerals - Always updated - Roman Numerals, how they are used and surprisingly easy numerals arithmetic. 5.NBT, 6.NS, 7.NS

How many wings did the Bills send the Bengals? - In 2018 the Bills sent a thank-you gift of Duff's famous chicken wings and sides to the Bengals. How many wings, pounds of carrots, and gallons of sauce, do you think that they sent to fill-up the whole Bengals team? MP1, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.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

Which TV is the best deal? - People are buying new TVs to watch the Super Bowl. So now might be a good time to explore area and unit pricing to determine which HDTV offers the most screen area for the price. Students use scale diagrams to find the area of various HDTVs and make comparisons in actual screen area. 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.G.1

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