# Windchill

…ble 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

…antasyleague.com/ The activity: Fantasy_Football_2014.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and we’ve written solutions and some suggestions. Fantasy_Football_2014 FantasyFootball2014-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, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 If your class is unfamiliar with fantasy football you might consider showing this video that goes through the basics. Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at our Bird’s Eye… 0, 4

# Jackie Robinson

…ie 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, HSF-LE.A.3, MP.1,… 0, 3

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

…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

# Drinks at the Fair

…p 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 was… 0, 2

# Macy’s Star Rewards Points

…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, HSA.CED.A.2,… 0, 2

# Free Flights?

…mbers, generalizing a rule and then showing algebraically that this rule could never be true. This is great context to work on one variable, multi-step equation solving in 7th grade or high school (under the Common Core Standards). The activity: JetBlueStayAwhile.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, suggestions, and solutions. JetBlueStayAwhile.docx JetBlueStayAwhile-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.EE.4, HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.2, MP3, MP4, MP8… 0, 1

# NFL Math Activities

…allenged to generalize an equation for that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve equations as they try to find the number of passes, touchdowns, or interceptions that yield given point totals. 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.CED.A.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.B.3 Deflate-gate The deflated ball controversy makes an interesting segue into negative number line understanding.6.NS.5, 6.NS.6, 6.NS.7, 6.EE.5, 7.NS.1,HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.3 Super Bowl… 0, 6

# In honor of Presidents’ Day find out about President’s pay

…he data is graphed and ready to be analyzed and modeled. Or discuss Presidential Pay over time using the interactive plot.ly graphs at the bottom of this post. The activity: Presidents-pay2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data and graphs, and solutions. Presidents-pay2017.docx presidents-salaries2017.xlsx Presidents-pay2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4 See our graphs on plot.ly…. 0, 1

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# Raising the bar

…treasure from the 1941 sinking of the S.S. Gairsoppa was recently completed and a huge amount of silver was brought up from the ocean floor. Let your students get a feel for this adventurous career as they calculate weights, values, and percents recovered from this exciting news story. Show the video at the bottom for a little background on this story. Recovered-ingots.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT.4, 4.OA.3, 4.MD.1 , 5.MD.1, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions…. 0, 1

# 4 Election activities

…ary does not change from year to year. With the Consumer Price Index (CPI) students consider what the President’s salaries are actually worth in today’s dollars. They predict their own salary if they were to become president. 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4 Electoral College versus the Popular vote – Students work on the relative size of each state’s Electoral College vote numbers and how they are derived. 6.EE, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSG.MG.A, MP.4 Is the Electoral… 0, 3

# Mother’s Day activities

…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 want to… 0, 3

# Is the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote?

…esidential election activities. Is the system of having an Electoral College unfair? – Students consider how districting can effect the Electoral college vote. 6.RP, 7.RP How much will you make when you are President? – The President’s salary does not change from year to year. With the Consumer Price Index (CPI) students consider what the President’s salaries are actually worth in today’s dollars. They predict their own salary if they were to become president. 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4,… 0, 3