# Windchill

…timate possible wind and temperature factors, and generally become familiar with this sort of interpolation and calculation. Also check out this windchill calculator, which you can use to quickly find the windchill for a given temperature and wind speed. The activity: WindChill.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. WindChill.docx WindChill-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.EE.7, HSA.REI.B.3, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.4, MP.4… 0, 5

# Fantasy Football

…n within the class. This lesson is ideal for teachers that want to work on equations with their students or for a group of football fans. You can also read one math teacher’s experience with this lesson at her blog: MightyMiddleSchoolMath. The activity: FantasyFootball-2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and we’ve written solutions and some suggestions. FantasyFootball-2017.docx FantasyFootball-2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1,… 0, 4

# Olympic Medal Table

…h the discussion with this free movie. You will have to pause the movie between each slide until you are ready to continue the discussion. Or members can use our PowerPoint presentation below. OlympicStandings from YummyMath on Vimeo. For members we have a PowerPoint presentation of the above movie (The PowerPoint is easier to control) and solutions. OlympicStandings.pptx OlympicMedal-solutions.pdf The following CCSS can be addressed: 5.OA.1, 5.OA.2, 6.EE.2, 6.EE.6, 7.EE.3 Check out all of our… 0, 3

# Steepness and fall hiking

…ul time of year for hiking. Many students will be walking in the woods and mountains to enjoy the colorful leaves and the cool weather outside. Let them combine what they are doing with their families and friends with a little mathematics about percent grade change. Why are there warnings about a 6% road grade change ahead? Why does everyone talk about the vertical gain on a trail that is only 3 miles long? Enjoy using slope and the Pythagorean Theorem in a new way. CCSS: 7.EE.3, 8.G.7, 8.G.8,… 0, 3

# Jackie Robinson

…omeruns 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, HSF-LE.A.2,… 0, 3

# Drinks at the Fair

…0 oz. cup for \$4.29 30 oz. cup for \$4.69 A green refillable mug for \$14.99 (free refills on day of purchase, \$1 refills on other days) An orange \$24.99 mug that includes unlimited free refills all season. The Activity: BuyingDrinks.pdf CCSS: 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.5, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.D, HSA.REI.C.6, MP1, MP4 For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel file, and solutions and teacher tips. BuyingDrinks.docx Drinks-at-the-Fair.xlsx BuyingDrinks-solution.pdf This activity… 0, 2

# Macy’s Star Rewards Points

…there they might consider equations like 100 = 0.1x – 25 in order to find the amount necessary to spend to come out \$100 ahead. 8th graders and high school students can go through a similar process and focus more on thinking about inputs and outputs as well as the functional relationship between the variables. The activity can easily be extended to consider slope and y-intercept while studying linear relationships. The activity: Macy’sRewards.pdf CCSS 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, HSA.CED.A.1,… 0, 2

# Shopping season begins!

…Friday, November 23rd marks the beginning of the holiday shopping craze. Students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to those shopping trips after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this very timely investigation. shopping-season.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3 , 7.EE.2 , 7.EE.3 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. shopping-season.doc shopping-season-solutions.pdf… 0, 2

# Black Friday deals

…When shopping next Friday, students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to the trip after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this timely investigation. black-friday2016.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.EE.2, 7.EE3 And for members we have solutions already created to ease your teaching preparations. black-friday2016.docx black-friday2016-solutions.pdf Or check out this lesson called: How Much Should You Spend at this Sale?… 0, 1

# How Many Pennies did Otha Save?

…cing 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 operations with rational… 0, 1

# Free Pizza for a Whole Stadium?

…cs 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 likely that… 0, 1

# Should I buy the BIG one?

…Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Let your students decide if the BIG one is a fair deal. Click on the pic to enlarge and post on the wall. Have kids pick a sandwich. Which size will they get? Which size is a better deal? Make a guess, then do the math… The activity: PotBelly.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.3 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. PotBelly.docx PotBelly_Solutions.pdf… 0, 1

# Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give away 99% of their shares of Facebook

…son. A whole additional and important conversation to be had: how could they use that money to make the world a better place? We have a handout for students with extension questions: Zuckerberg-donation.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher notes on your classroom discussion. Zuckerberg-donation.docx Zuckerberg-donation-TeacherNotes+Solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.3, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.IF.C.8b… 0, 1

# Holiday candy sales

…iday contribute? Consider using some independent think time, then small group discussion, then whole group discussion as kids reason and estimate with these questions. In Brian’s activity, he asks students to translate a pie chart of information on candy sales to actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas/Hanukka, and Valentine’s Day. Serve a sweet in your classroom as you ask students to ponder the amounts of money Americans spend on candy. CCSS: 6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3 7.EE.3… 0, 1

# How much does it cost to send you back to school?

…nd then research to find out more accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to get estimating, researching, reasoning, calculating and communication skills honed for the coming year. The activity: BackToSchoolCosts2017.pdf Back-to-school-checklists Present minimumwage-by-state2017.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.3, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.5, 7.EE.3, MP5,… 0, 1