# Someone ate my cake!

…models app from NCTM Illuminations can be a useful tech tool allowing kids to recreate the left over cake while the application gives students the corresponding fraction. The activity: Someone-ate-my-cake.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx document and solutions. Someone-ate-my-cake.docx Ate-my-cake-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.NF.1, 3.G.2, 4.NF.3, 4.NF.4, 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 5.NF.4… 0, 4

# Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

…inute of horse racing, and learning about the measures of “hands” and “furlongs”. A lot of CCSS are addressed in this task. This is a very “number operations” heavy lesson full of rational number operations and conversions, see CCSS below. triple-crown2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. triple-crown2017.docx triple-crown2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3… 0, 4

# Delicious pumpkin pie

…consider this an opportunity to get into same system unit conversions, such as ounces to cups, or cups to pints, teaspoons to tablespoons, ect. Kids shouldn’t have to memorize formulas, but should know how to apply them. We have included unit conversions in the solutions. Student Activity Sheet: Yum-pie.pdf for members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Yum-pie.doc Yum-pie-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.1, 4.NF.4, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.4, 5.NF.6, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3 Looking for more recipe math? Check… 0, 3

# Super Bowl cheesy pretzel poppers

…ollow a recipe that involves “cutting the cheese” block, 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. The activity: SuperBowlCheesyPretzelPoppers.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. SuperBowlCheesyPretzelPoppers.docx SB-pretzel-poppers-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NF.3, 5.NF.6, 5.NF.7, 6.NS, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G, 7.NS… 0, 3

# Olympic schedule

…I found this graphic online that should help me figure out when to try to watch an Olympic event on any day. The chart seems a little confusing. Can your students help me figure it out? OlympicSchedule.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. OlympicSchedule.doc OlympicSchedule-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF, 5.NF, 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP… 0, 2

# What’s wrong with this picture?

…will show it larger in a new window. We’ve gotten used to believing what we read or see advertised. But sometimes the clerk doesn’t get the sales discount right or something seems a little off. Let students ponder this store menu and see if they can figure out what might just be a mistake. The activity: pizza.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. pizza.docx pizza-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.G, 4.NF.B, 5.NF, 5.NBT, 7.G Thanks to Steve Wyborney for the original idea for this… 0, 2

# Father’s Day blueberry surprise

…Sunday is Father’s Day and there is still time to have a tiny fraction review in the guise of celebrating Father’s Day. This is a short activity that asks students to change the amounts in a blueberry muffin recipe to multiples of and fractions of a ¼ cup measuring cup (multiplication and division with unit fractions). fathers-day-muffins.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. fathers-day-muffins.doc fathers-day-muffins-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.NF.4, 5.NF.7, 6.NS.1, 7.NS.2… 0, 2

# Not enough mashed potatoes

…calculate ingredient measures for various-sized Thanksgiving gatherings, to explain their thinking in calculating these figures and to judge how many servings could be created from 7 ½ pounds of potatoes. The Activity: not-enough-potatoes.pdf CCSS: 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions below. not-enough-potatoes.docx not-enough-potatoes-solutions.pdf We’ve just been given an extension to this lesson. It’s-all-gravy.pdf and… 0, 2

# Curiosity landed on Mars

…Keep your students up on what’s happening in space while analyzing Curiosity’s speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a “sky crane” landing. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.doc Curiosity-on-Mars-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.MD, 5.NF, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1, 7.RP… 0, 1

# Earth Day, 2017

…ng, partying, and general indulgence. In New Orleans revelers throw and collect purple, green, and gold beads. Students get a chance to examine the monetary and environmental cost of this bead exuberance with our unit pricing and recycling activity. 5.NF, 6.RP, 6.EE, 7.RP When should I plant my seeds? – The seed package tells me how many weeks early to plant seeds indoors and how long the seeds will take to sprout but this sure seems like a lot of counting backwards to figure out when I should… 0, 1

# Flag Art

…tios for the official U.S. flag; decide how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of Memorial Day. The activity: Flags.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1 Pentagon Cut-outs: SmallPentagons.pdf RegularPentagons.pdf VariousPentagons.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solution/teacher tips. Flags.docx Flags-solution-teacher-talk.pdf Or… 0, 1