# 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

# Free Pizza for a Whole Stadium?

…Tips and word docs for members: Pizzas-for-stadium-of-fans.docx Pizza-to-feed-a-stadium-of-fans-solutions&tips.pdf This activity could span a number of grade levels. Kids are estimating, reasoning and working with rational numbers CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3. Could also address area of circles as students consider pizza sizes: 7.G.4. Finally, this is a great activity for high school students to engage in modeling and practice basic operations with rational numbers. It is also very… 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# 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

# Earth Day, 2017

…ir energy use and costs 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… 0, 1

# Going bananas

…banana deal is the better deal. Clicking on these small images will show them larger in a new window. 3 bananas 6 bananas Student’s record keeping sheet, plus extension questions: Bananas.pdf For teachers we have an editable Word docx and some thoughts and solutions: Bananas.docx Banana-thoughts.pdf This activity can address CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.4, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3… 0, 1

# How high can a gymnastic score be?

…ic routine in the 1976 Olympics. But the scoring has changed dramatically. Let your students begin to understand the new scoring while they come to grips with what is required now, what a high score is, how to calculate it and what to look for in the 2016 Women’s competition. The activty: perfect-10-2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. perfect-10-2016.docx perfect-10-2016-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.EE.2, 6.NS.3 See more of the present competition:… 0, 1

# An ounce of cola

…stem. Which was easier or more efficient, comparing quantities in metric or in U.S. units? Interesting discoveries and discussion should ensue. Thanks to Joe Laskowski, a 6th grade math teacher from Bloomfield, CT, sent us this great unit pricing activity. Also, thanks to Sniff Programming for the idea of incorporating in the U.S. units versus metric units portion of the task. The activity: Cola-by-Ounce.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions… 0, 1

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…tudents from 5th grade through 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… 0, 1

# Patriots’ Day

…d the facilities necessary to organize it. We’ve asked some sensible and some surprising rate question. There’s a page-one activity that you can do as a class and the rest of the calculations can be worked on individually or in groups. CCSS: 5.MD.1, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1 Patriots’ Day – Students learn more about the difficulties of the Revolutionary War and calculate the rates of: Paul Revere’s ride The British crossing Boston to Cambridge by boat. The British marching through… 0, 1

# Cost of a gallon of gas

…stayed the same, or gone down. Add in some current event facts to the discussion to analyze why the nominal price of gasoline has changed through the years. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. This activity is appropriate for students 5th grade or older. It can be used to address many different skills & standards. Some obvious CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, MP3, MP4, MP5… 0, 1

# Cheap-otle?

…to one million dollars to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Teachers, give your students time to ponder and discuss these questions: How realistic is it for Chipolte to sell one million dollars worth of \$3 burritos in one night? What more information would you like to have to decide if this is even possible? Student activity handout: Boorito_2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Boorito_2015.docx Boorito2015-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 7.EE.3 MP.1, MP.2,… 0, 1