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Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…approximate the volume of two parade balloons including Angry Bird, Red, and from two year’s ago, the Wizard of Oz balloon. Very fun and timely with lots of Common Core standards addressed. Try the whole activity or any of the different tasks in the activity with your class. Bob Olsen, a 5th/6th grade math teacher from Illinois, sent us this activity a few year ago. We’ve updated it again this year with the parade’s current facts and balloons. CCSS: 4.NBT.4 , 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.NBT.6, 5.MD.1,… 0, 4

Timelines for the life and work of Martin Luther King

…te both timelines. Using both timelines students can make make comparisons and connections between the two timelines. They can connect King’s life and the progress of equal rights. MLK-timeline-task.pdf CivilRightsProgress-task.pdf CCSS: 3.MD, 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.G, 7.RP, 7.G For members we have editable Word docs. MLK-timeline-task.doc CivilRightsProgress-task.doc For teachers who are not interested in the task of creating an equally spaced and appropriate time line, below are some blank… 0, 3

Vampire bats

…izes to quantities that they are familiar with. Simply enjoy the season with this slightly creepy activity … metric and customary units, size and weight comparisons, and blood-sucking bats. The activity: VampireBats.pdf CCSS: 2.MD, 4.MD.A, 4.NF.C, 5.MD.A, HSN, HSM For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with teaching suggestions. VampireBats.docx VampireBats-solutions.pdf Consider starting your class with this National Geographic video. Check out all current Yummymath lessons… 0, 3

Possible activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr

…. – Two timelines that show the rate and spacing of progress. One timeline about events and accomplisments of Martin Luther King, Jr Second timeline about the progress made in America, so far, towards racial balance and equal opportunity 3.MD, 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.G, 7.RP, 7.G Data on the National Mall sites – Two data analysis activities about the National Mall. Who we honor – Students look at the individuals who are memorialized on the National Mall and, using fractions or percents, decide… 0, 3

Longest NHL overtime games in history

…tch. Also, be sure to see if the Bruins and Blackhawks game one of the Stanley Cup falls in this top ten list of longest hockey games ever played and if the ratio of game minutes to TV minutes holds up to our 1:2.5 estimate. Enjoy! Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.doc Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever-solutions.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.SP.3, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3… 0, 3

How Old Are You?

…l, you might use this activity as a way to introduce or review unit conversions (see the example from the Arizona CCSS flip books below): CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.3.D : Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities. Finally, students can double check their estimates & calculations using this TI calculator: The activity: How_Old_Are_You.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.3, HSN.Q.A.1, MP1, MP7 For… 0, 3

How Many Donuts is That?

…level of students, and the conversations you are having in class. What might come up? different areas or arrays, scale, estimation, volume and in particular volume by multiplying the base area by the number of layers. CCSS: 4.MD.3, 4.NBT.5, 4.OA.3, 5.MD.3, 5.MD.5, 6.G.1, 6.G.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G.1, 7.G.6, MP1, MP2, MP3, MP6, MP7 ExtraInfo.pdf Act Three: This news clip gives the solution. Sequel: Now that you know how many donuts are in the box, what dimensions and number of rows and columns could… 0, 3

Black Friday, football, and giving

…be marching and at what time they will arrive at the finish. Students even approximate the volume of two parade balloons including the Skylander Eruptor balloon, and from three year’s ago, the Wizard of Oz balloon. 4.NBT.4, 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.NBT.6, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.5b, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.G.1, HSG.MG.1 Delicious pumpkin pie – Students estimate, multiply fractions and use proportional reasoning as they calculate the ingredients necessary for my wonderful pie. 4.MD.1, 4.NF.4, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.4, 5.NF.6,… 0, 14

Willy Makit and Betty Wont

…I have to go to the bathroom pretty badly. I have to admit that I have been holding it in for a while. Finally! I see a bathroom sign! Wait … it is in kilometers? How far is that? Should I run? The activity: have-to-go.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.1, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.3 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions/suggestions. have-to-go.docx have-to-go-solution.pdf Save Save Save Save… 0, 2

10 Million nematodes

…ub and larvae phase of these insects and kill them. To my surprise, a shipment of nematodes includes 10 million worms … and they are pretty invisible to the naked eye. Did I order some of the kings new clothes? The-mathematics-of-Nematodes.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. The-mathematics-of-Nematodes.docx The-mathematics-of-Nematodes-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSF… 0, 2

How much pee is in that pool?

…ants in pool water. A Canadian chemist, Xing-Fang Li, has found a marker for urine that chlorine doesn’t disguise. In this activity, students calculate volume of several pools, change that cubic foot volume to gallons of pool water, and try to approximate how much urine is in each pool. You might kick this activity off with this silly clip from the 2010 movie Grown Ups, where Kevin James is caught peeing in the pool. Pee-in-pool-water.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.C, 5.MD, 6.G.A, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 7.G.B, G.G.C… 0, 2

BIG Snickers bar

…This picture of the two Snickers bars together is courtesy of Jason Liebig from CollectingCandy.com. This is a regular Snickers with a Slice and Share. Act 2: Useful info: GiantSnickersInfo.pdf Length of fun size Width of fun size Height of fun size Clicking on any of these images will show them larger. Arrow back to come back. Snickers fun size dimensions – Thanks to Alison Hansel, Elementary math specialist Brookline, MA CCSS: 4.MD.A, 5.MD.C, 6.G.A, 6.RP.A, 7.G.1, 7.G.6, 7.RP.A Teaching tips… 0, 2

At least the days are getting longer

…y; and finally understand the variability in our year of daylight hours. The activity: Daylength2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions, and two Excel charts and graphs to show daylight change through just January and February and daylight changes throughout the year. Daylength2017.docx Daylength2017-solution.pdf daylength-Jan-Feb,2017.xlsx YearDaylength.xlsx CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP… 0, 2

Voyager on the edge

…speed units, get experience with an astronomical unit (AU), and appreciate the great reaches of space and how much we have achieved.. Voyager.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Voyager.doc Voyager-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.C, 5.MD.A, 6.RP, 7.RP, 8.EE This activity provides a lot of work with 7.RP.3.d, which is not always an easy standard to find examples of: Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or… 0, 2

Launch of the next ISS crew

…huttles. Students analyze the costs and capacities of the two vehicles (Shuttle and Soyuz) and come to some conclusions, as our space agency did, about the kind of vehicle that gives the most benefit for the buck. November-13th-launch-new-crew.pdf Solutions, editable Word doc and observations for members. November-13th-launch-new-crew.doc new-crew-launch-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD.3, 6.RP.3… 0, 2