Flag Art

…how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of Memorial Day. The activity: Flags.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1 Pentagon Cut-outs: SmallPentagons.pdf RegularPentagons.pdf VariousPentagons.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solution/teacher tips. Flags.docx Flags-solution-teacher-talk.pdf Or use our previous activity on Memorial… 0, 5

Cheesy Goldfish crackers

….RP.2, 7.RP.3, 8.EE.5 For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions and tips. Goldfish-cheesy.doc Goldfish Solutions & Teacher Tips.pdf We have a second version of the Goldfish problem that is meant to only focus on standards 6.RP.3 and 7.RP.2 . The task gives the costs of various cheese goldfish products at one store and asks students to compare the three products price per ounce or ounce per price in order to see which one is the best deal. This task connects back to standard… 0, 10

Glowing rectangles

…et kids work with partners or groups, see how far they can get on their own, before you need to bring the class together from some discussion on similar figures. Students should have a little experience with ratio tables and proportionality if they are going to try this activity without some direct instruction. Or use the activity as review and application of proportionality and similar figures. glowing-rectangles2015.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6. RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1 For members we have… 0, 5

The Euro and the international debt crisis

…o dollar amounts, and work with comparisons of debt, gross domestic products, and average debts per person. Students will gain a better appreciation of what the news is all about. They will become familiar with the value of the Euro, can appreciate the complexity of the present financial crisis, and will be able to contribute to financial observations and discussions at home. CCSS: 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1 , 7.RP.2 Euro.pdf For members we have solutions already worked out. Euro.doc… 0, 5

Longest NHL overtime games in history

…tanley Cup falls in this top ten list of longest hockey games ever played and if the ratio of game minutes to TV minutes holds up to our 1:2.5 estimate. Enjoy! Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever.doc Longest_NHL_Matches_Ever-solutions.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.MD.1, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.6, 6.EE.7, 6.SP.3, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3… 0, 4

Big Bucks

…ear? In this activity, with a twist on unit rate, students find the average pay per year or “unit rate of pay” for a collection of highly paid athletes. Students think about unit rate, proportionality, slope and the relationship between multiplication and division. The activity: big-bucks2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. big-bucks2016.docx big-bucks-solutions2016.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.2, 8.EE.5 Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at our… 0, 3

How much does a Lego cost?

…e? 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 lessons in one place at our Bird’s Eye… 0, 3

Which Sweet Hearts are the Best Deal?

…ods or through tables or graphs. Finally, we ask students to create their own Sweet Heart Candy deal that is not the best or worst deal compared to these three online deals. The Activity: Which_SweetHeart_Candy_is_Best_Deal.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.2 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Which_SweetHeart_Candy_is_Best_Deal.docx SweetHeart_Candy_Best_Deal-solution.pdf For members we also have a Power Point slide show to begin the activity. Sweet_Heart_Candies.pptx Check… 0, 3

Total solar eclipse – apparent sizes

…apparent size? How can the moon seem to cover the sun completely? We’ve created a pretty extensive investigation about the geometry of a solar eclipse and the apparent size of both the moon and sun as seen from the earth. This activity can be done with or without trigonometry so it is appropriate for students 6th grade and higher. Get your students ready. Never look directly at the sun without ISO and CE certified solar eclipse glasses. The activity: 2017SolarEclipse.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.G.1,… 0, 2

How Much is a Tweet Worth?

…e of the video clip from ESPN. Since the data is roughly proportional and linear, this activity could be used in a variety of ways. We could assume the relationship is roughly proportional, meaning 6th and 7th graders could work in the realm of 6.RP and 7.RP with this problem. The data is extremely linear, almost a perfect correlation, so you could use this activity as a way to introduce linear relationships or focus more on building a line of best fit. The activity: Tweeting.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3,… 0, 4

Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.SP.4 Big Bucks – Students look at various sport’s contracts for highly paid athletes. How much do they earn per year? per season? per game? Students judge from slope which athlete receives the largest rate of pay. 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.2, 8.EE.5 Do teams that spend a lot win a lot? – Students compare team wins with team salaries in the four major North American sports … the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL. Students use data from recent seasons to create scatter plots comparing wins… 0, 13

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, 2

Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan

…actice changing knots to km/hr or mph and try to gauge the power of this typhoon. Students can also practice number line graphing skills with Typhoon-number-line.pdf Student Handout: Super-Typhoon-Neoguri.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Super-Typhoon-Neoguri.docx Super-Typhoon-Neoguri-solution.pdf Typhoon-number-line-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.1, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.2, 6.EE.8… 0, 2

Jorge just turned 12. How old is he in human years?

…ed to a human’s age. He’s definitely not like an 84 year old human (12 years old x 7 human years per 1 dog year). Students analyze charts and graphs to reveal the pattern of human/dog aging for different-sized animals. The activity: DogYears2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. DogYears2017.docx DogYears2017-solutions.pdf CCSS: 4.A.5, 5.OA.3, 6.EE.9, 7.RP.2 Save… 0, 1