# How Many Pennies did Otha Save?

…e 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 operations with… 0, 10

# Free Pizza for a Whole Stadium?

…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 likely… 0, 9

# 4th down

…ion from recent games. The activities: 4th_Down_Elementary.pdf & a more advanced version: 4th_Down.pdf For members: 4th_Down_Elementary.doc 4th_Down_Elementary_Solutions.pdf & 4th_Down.doc & 4th_Down_Solutions.pdf CCSS: 7.NS.1 , 7.NS.2 , 7.NS.3 , 7.SP.C.7 , HSS.MD.A.2 , HSS.MD.B.5 , HSS.MD.B.6 , HSS.MD.B.7 Plus here are some other NFL math activities! Watson Saves – Watch the video with your class and use our activity to motivate students to figure out who ran a greater distance by… 0, 10

# Cruising

…rs 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 , 7.RP.3 , 7.NS.3 , MP.6 It… 0, 9

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…dents write the expression: Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t This is also an excellent time to introduce formula use in Excel to your classes. 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,… 0, 9

# Possible activities in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr

…a on the National Mall sites – Two data analysis activities about the National Mall. Who we honor – Students look at the individuals who are memorialized on the National Mall and, using fractions or percents, decide what they can notice about those we honor. Monuments most visited – Analysis of the visitor statistics of the National Mall and make observations. 3.NF.1, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3… 0, 8

# Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

…nds” 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, 8

# How should I cook my turkey?

…king 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 appropriate… 0, 7

# NFL Math Activities

…h does where they are drafted effect their earnings? 6.EE.9, 8.F.3, HSF.LE.A.1 4th down – It's 4th down. Should you go for it? Punt? Kick a field goal? Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call . 7.NS.1 , 7.NS.2 , 7.NS.3 , 7.SP.C.7 , HSS.MD.A.2 , 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… 0, 47

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…uch does where they are drafted effect their earnings? 6.EE.9, 8.F.3, HSF.LE.A.1 4th down – It's 4th down. Should you go for it? Punt? Kick a field goal? Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call . 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.NS.3, 7.SP.C.7, HSS.MD.A.2, HSS.MD.B.5, HSS.MD.B.6 , HSS.MD.B.7 Watson Saves – 2005 video of Benjamin Watson running diagonally across the entire AFC divisional championship game to make a tackle just before the goal line. How far did he run?… 0, 46

# How much did the temperature change in Boston?

…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 you could ask … What… 0, 6

# Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…alloons 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, 7.G.1, HSG.MG.1… 0, 6

# In the Cloud

…hould I instead buy 10, 20, or 50 GB? At Flikr I can get 1 TB of space free. What on Earth is a TB? How should I save my files? In this activity students learn about computer memory, KB, MB, GB and TB. They compare four different cloud providers and estimate their own cloud storage needs. The activity: MegasGigasTeras.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. MegasGigasTeras.docx MegasGigasTeras-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.1, 6.EE.1, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3, 7.SP.8, 8.EE.1, HSA.SSE.B.3,… 0, 6

# Legos

…stimate, 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, 5

# Black Friday, football, and giving

…7½ pounds of potatoes would make. 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 How should I cook my turkey? – Students judge timing, cost, tastiness, and quantity necessary as they plan for the feast. 4.MD.1, 5.NBT.7, 4.MD.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3 Great video on a deep frying fire with William Shatner. Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade – Students study a map of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen. Then they calculate how long… 0, 33