# Deflategate

…m collection at The Mathematics Common Core Toolbox for the idea behind some of the elements of this activity. The activity: Deflategate.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Deflated.docx Deflategate-solution.pdf CCSS:6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5, 7.NS.1,HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.3 Ss loved @yummymath deflated football assignment. I learned some things too! #talkingpoints #SuperBowlXLIX — Lori Barr (@LbarrBarr) January 31, 2015 Check out all current Yummymath lessons in… 0, 4

# Weather extremes

…ught. February was the coldest month ever in much of the midwest and Northeast US. Pakistan and India have experienced extreme and deadly heat waves. Use the open number line and our lists of temperature extremes to make signed number operations and absolute value sensible. Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference. Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson. CCSS: 6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 7.NS.1,… 0, 4

# How much did the temperature change in Boston?

…raph with the text. Let them determine and discuss the temperature change as a class. After your students have reached some conclusions show the article link below showing the original number. Follow up question: If a student found an incorrect temperature change, what mistake did they most likely make? How could you draw a diagram to help other students see the correct increase (horizontal and vertical number lines)? Reveal the: Original Article CCSS: 6.NS.5, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.3 One more question… 0, 3

# How should I cook my turkey?

…will the cooking take? How much will it cost? How many can I feed? Will there be enough mashed potatoes? I feel panic coming on! The activity: TurkeyDinner.pdf For members we have solutions and a Word docx to amend or enhance our plan. Turkey-dinner.docx Turkey-dinner-solution.pdf CCSS: Depending on what grade level you’re teaching & what you’re focusing on different standards can be addressed: 4.MD.1, 5.NBT.7, 4.MD.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3 You could begin this lesson with this funny but… 0, 2

# Legos

…come to an estimate, make sure that you show your thinking and process so that it is clear to other. Teachers – you may consider having students create posters that show how they came to an estimate or consider showing different ideas through a document camera. Act Three: Possible Solutions Lego.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Lego.doc Lego-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.4, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.2, 7.NS.3 Pictures from Amazon.com, timesofmalta.com, psfk.com, usatoday.com… 0, 2

# Cruising

…se ship mishaps and disasters this year. While these are in the news, let your students consider how these floating cities manage their resources and which of their needs are precarious as they calculate the per day and per cruise requirements. There’s plenty of room here for some fun extentions using our sewage numbers. Let us know of your ideas (or the kids)! Cruising.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Cruising.doc Cruising-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3… 0, 2

# The Star Wars phenomena continues

…se or claim and explain and critique the reasoning of others. And, of course, use the Force! The activity: StarWarsProfitability2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel calculation sheet, and solutions. StarWarsProfitability2017.docx StarWarsEarnings2.xlsx StarWarsProfitability2017-solution.pdf Depending on the grade level and the way students approach the problem many different CCSS can be addressed: CCSS: 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.OA.2, 4.OA.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 6.NS.2, 7.NS.3,… 0, 2

# Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

…bout 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, 2

# Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…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, 5.MD.5b, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3,… 0, 2

# Chicken to share

…icking on this pic will show it larger in a new window. How many pieces does each person get when \$10 is supposed to feed two people? Clicking on this pic will show it larger in a new window. Which would you buy and how much is each piece of your choice? How many nuggets do you guess are in that popcorn bucket and how to calculate (in general) for any number of nuggets in that bucket? The activity: KFC\$10share.pdf CCSS: 5.NF.B, 6.NS.A, 7.NS.A For members we have an editable Word docx and… 0, 2

# How Many Pennies did Otha Save?

…ing while practicing division and multiplication with decimals The number of pennies he saved: Actual original Article – nothing grayed out. For members we have teacher suggestions and teaching tips: Solutions-Teacher-Tips.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3 This activity could span a number of grade levels. Kids are estimating, reasoning and working with rational numbers. Finally, this is a great activity for high school students to engage in modeling and practice basic… 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

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…es. Enjoy! The Activity: best-NBA-season-ever2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel file, and solutions. best-NBA-season-ever2016.docx greatest-season-ever2016.xlsx best-NBA-season-ever2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.1 , 5.NBT.7 , 6.NS.3 , 6.EE.2 , 6.EE.3 , 6.EE.6 , 7.EE.1 , 7.NS.3, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.SSE.A.2, MP.4 , MP.7 Special Thanks to John Tague, [ @jtague252 & http://lefthandededucator.blogspot.com/ ] for his help and feedback prior to the post of this activity! Save… 0, 2

# Super Bowl Numerals 2017

…d advertisements are using. Introduce Roman numerals to your class. In this activity they learn the rules for evaluating Roman Numerals, decipher copyright dates, see how they are used today, and do some strange looking arithmetic and surprisingly easy computation. Consider starting this activity by asking students which Super Bowl is depicted in each NFL shirt: Click on any tee shirt image to see it larger in a new window. The activity: superbowl-numbers2017.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT, 6.NS, 7.NS For… 0, 2

# Will this be a leap year?

…Will we have a 29th of February this year? How can you tell? Students work with a flow chart to deduce what years are going to be leap years. They learn about the exact measurement of a solar year and how our Gregorian calendar needs to be adjusted to accurately align the calendar with the Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. Leap-years.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Leap-years.doc Leap-year-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT, 6.NS, 7.NS, N-Q.3… 0, 2