# Earth Day, 2017

…of lights and appliances. Students use decimals operations, order of operations, graphing, systems and piecewise functions in this activity to help them think about ways to conserve the energy that they use. 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 Recycling Mardi Gras beads – Mardi Gras is a last hoorah and is celebrated throughout the world with feasting, partying, and general indulgence. In New Orleans revelers throw and collect purple,… 0, 5

# Jackie Robinson

…y hits and homeruns Jackie might have had if he had begun his MLB career at the age of 20. We also take a look at the value of his first baseball card and speculate how much the card will be worth in the future. See the activity, CCSS correlation and the trailer for “42” below. Remembering_Robinson.pdf For members we have an editable doc, an excel chart, and solutions. Remembering_Robinson.doc Robinson-data.xls Remembering_Robinson-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.EE.9, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4,… 0, 3

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…hrough high school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx LightBulbs2016-solution.pdf Thanking Jason… 0, 3

# Thank you, mother and father, for all of those diapers

…The original activity was written by and shared with us by Andy Fehlner, 8th grade algebra teacher in Newton, MA. Thanks for sharing this timely activity with us, Mr. Fehlner! Want to see student work? The Blog: “Teaching Math Rocks” changed the title of the activity for High School students and they have provided student work samples. diapers2016.pdf 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… 0, 3

# Done with the leaves … now for the snow

…ours to rake my leaves, because 4×3=12 or 12/3=4. What about 6 people? 6×2=12 or 12/6=2? What about zero people? Can’t happen because nothing multiplied by zero makes 12 and you can’t divide 12 up by zero people. CCSS: 5.G.1 , 5.G.2, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.EE.9, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.CED.2, HSA.REI.10, HSF.IF.4, HSF.IF.5, HSF.IF.7 MP.7, MP.8 The Activity: done-with-leaves2013.pdf For members we’ve added a Word doc and solutions. done-with-leaves2013.doc done-with-leaves2013-solutions.pdf Looking for… 0, 3

# NFL draft picks 2017

…ld really be concerned with where in the order they are selected. Older students can model and extrapolate the data with a quadratic, exponential or inverse function using our Excel file or our Desmos graph. This data is from the 2016 draft. You might ask students to predict what the graph of the 2017 or 2018 contracts might look like. How will it look similar or different from the 2016 graph? NFLdraft-pick-contract-price2016.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.9, 8.F.3, HSF.LE.A.1… 0, 1

# Jorge just turned 12. How old is he in human years?

…when compared to a human’s age. He’s definitely not like an 84 year old human (12 years old x 7 human years per 1 dog year). Students analyze charts and graphs to reveal the pattern of human/dog aging for different-sized animals. The activity: DogYears2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. DogYears2017.docx DogYears2017-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.A.5, 5.OA.3, 6.EE.9, 7.RP.2 Save… 0, 1

# NFL Math Activities

…y do seem to have a home field advantage. 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.SP.4 NFL draft picks – Every spring, roughly 250 college football players are drafted by NFL teams through the NFL draft. How much does where they are drafted effect their earnings? 6.EE.9, 8.F.3, HSF.LE.A.1 4th down – It’s 4th down. Should you go for it? Punt? Kick a field goal? Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call . 7.NS.1 , 7.NS.2 , 7.NS.3 , 7.SP.C.7 , HSS.MD.A.2 , HSS.MD.B.5 ,… 0, 6

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# Mother’s Day activities

…iapers – 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.pdf 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. BejeweledMother’sDayCard.pdf Mother’sDay-card-blank – If you… 0, 3

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…ake more sense to do? 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6, HSS.MD.B.7 NFL draft picks – Every spring, roughly 250 college football players are drafted by NFL teams through the NFL draft. How much does where they are drafted effect their earnings? 6.EE.9, 8.F.3, HSF.LE.A.1 4th down – It’s 4th down. Should you go for it? Punt? Kick a field goal? Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call . 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.NS.3, 7.SP.C.7, HSS.MD.A.2, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6 ,… 0, 2