# Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…y & variability, box plots,histograms ect. While high school students might work with greater sophistication, doing some of the same work as middle school students, but extending their work to consider the spread of the data, normal curve & standard deviation. The last question in the activity gets at sample size. This is your opportunity to discuss sample size and random sampling and certainty in your data analysis. The activity: Sequel2016.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4,… 0, 8

# Pixar versus DreamWorks

…unching this activity with a few of these Pixar movie trailers and these Dreamworks movie trailers. The activity: + a student’s Excel file: BestAnimations2016.pdf + Pixar_vs._Dreamworks-students2016.xlsx CCSS: 3.MD.3, 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.1, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3, HSS.IC.B.6 For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file with graphs, and solutions. BestAnimations2016.docx Pixar_vs._Dreamworks-teachers2016.xlsx… 0, 7

# How many wins is Lebron worth?

…performance of a team. Lebron’s-effect.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file of the data and charts, and solutions. Lebron’s-effect.docx Lebron_How_Many_Wins_is_he_worth.xlsx Lebron’s-effect-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.4,P, 8.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.1 To kick off the lesson consider showing your class this montage/mix of Lebron, which was created by Mikus Zupins: (great video, but there is one “s” word about at 1:48, so stop it before then) or… Show… 0, 6

# What does 95% confidence in the poll results mean?

…ratings for Congress and President Trump. You can see the latest poll results here. I get so confused when polling results are reported. What is this 95% confidence measure? What’s the margin of error? What is standard deviation? In this activity students consider the errors in choosing polling samples, find the absolute mean data difference, the standard deviation of a sample and calculate the margins of error. The activity: Polling.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1,… 0, 6

# Season 12, American Idol

…x plots (box and whisker plots). Students use box plots to analyze the premiere and finale data. They can make their plots by hand or use technology at Interactivate’s Free Box Plot Application. season12-idol.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel data and graph file, and solutions. season12-idol.doc idol12.xls season12-idol-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4… 0, 6

# Fantastic Beasts – What did it cost to make?

…ake box plots and analyze the interquartile values to understand outliers. This is an interesting set of data, with an outlier and a mode that may be the most representative measure of the set. Enjoy the Beasts! CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, HSS.ID.A.1, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3 The activity: How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions & tips. How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.docx… 0, 5

# Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…: BasketballStats.pdf FootballStats.pdf HockeyStats.pdf BaseballStats.pdf For middle school students, the lesson focuses on the 8th grade CCSS around scatter plots, association, outliers and clusters. Payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6 For high school students the lesson focuses on high school CCSS, such as correlation coefficients and distinguishing between correlation and causation. HS-team-payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: HSS.ID.C.8,… 0, 5

# It sure is cold out … or is it?

…January temperatures while they try to discover a correlation. Is this a linear or near linear relationship? … averaging, missing data for averaging, line of best fit, Google Earth, world locations, linear review, extrapolation … This lesson is chocked full of interesting mathematics and world awareness. cold-out.pdf For members we have Word docs, solutions and graphs. cold-out.doc cold-out-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.LE.A.1… 0, 4

# Does it pay to get educated?

…ic Schools, modified our post to make it a little easier for his students. This is his modification: does-it-pay-to-get-educated-Waldman.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet of the data and chart, and solutions. does-it-pay-to-get-educated.doc income&ed-level.xlsx does-it-pay-to-get-educated-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.2, 5.NBT.5, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 6.SP.3 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, MP.1, MP.3… 0, 4

# NBA Finals, 2017

…eated by Paul Van Slembrouck, @ptvan at paulvanslembrouck.com Original data compiled by Idris Raja. Continue exploring NBA championship data in our handout by exploring the dominance of a select few teams in NBA history. Students work the data, data representations and statistics. For which kind of observations are circle graphs or bar graphs most useful? Who has won the most NBA titles NBA history? Lots of math! The activity: nba-finals2017.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1 , 7.SP.4 , 6.SP.3 , 6.SP.5 For… 0, 4

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…tudents reflect on the mean, median, and mode losing scores, winning scores, and range of scores from past Super Bowls as they try to predict this year’s scores. They decide how the next pair of scores will affect those central measurements. 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 6th, 7.SP.4, S-ID.2 Super Bowl cost of ads still increasing – The cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad has continued to rise. Is the rise linear, exponential, something else? Students graph and examine an exponential function, decide on the… 0, 24

# NFL Math Activities

…HSS.MD.B.5 , HSS.MD.B.6 , HSS.MD.B.7 Typical Super Bowl scores – Are you planning to share a prediction for the score of the big game? Don’t leave it all to chance, use math to help you get a better idea of what to expect for a final score. 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, S-ID.2 Extra point or 2-point conversion? – The NFL changed the extra point kick distance to 33 yards and now teams have a tough decision to make, go for one or two points? The one point extra point is no longer a given with a… 0, 20

# Typical Super Bowl scores 2017

…te the activity, refer back to the interactive box whisker plots from plot.ly at the bottom of this post. You can review many of the questions from the activity sheet and easily manipulate the data and plot through our plot at plot.ly. CCSS: 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.4, S-ID.2 The Activity: SuperBowl2017.pdf For members we’ve given you an editable Word docx, the Exel sheet with our calculations, and the solutions,. SuperBowl2017.docx TypicalSuperBowlScores2017.xlsx SuperBowl2017-solution.pdf… 0, 4

# How much does a Lego cost?

…ve accounted for the price difference? Act I – Different kits, different costs Act II: You can click here for a chart that gives the number of blocks & prices for each Lego kit. Use our activity guide below with this lesson. The activity guide: How-much-does-a-Lego-cost.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. How-much-does-a-Lego-cost.docx Lego-cost-solution.pdf Act III – solutions CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, 7.RP.2 Check out all current Yummymath… 0, 3

# Peak of Hurricane season

…season started on June 1 and doesn’t end until November 30th. Encourage your students to join the conversation, knowledgeably, by using Brian’s latest creation. Students read about hurricane classfications and calculate the possible increases in destruction from various scaled events. Estimation, data analysis with graphs to study trends, damage expense, average frequency, and histogram are all part of this lesson. CCSS: 6.SP.3 , 6.SP.4 , 6.SP.5 , S-ID.1 hurricane2012.pdf For members we have an… 0, 3