# Longest NHL overtime games in history

…alls 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, 13

# Sweet Easter mathematics

…ld? What percents of annual candy sales do you think each holiday contributes? Students use a pie chart of information on candy sales to determine actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Hanuka, and Valentine's Day. 6.RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.RP.3 How many peeps are sold for Easter? Students estimate the number of Peeps sold each Easter season. They consider reasonability by making guesses they think might be a little too high and a little too low. They determine necessary info,… 0, 0

# Cheesy Goldfish crackers

…ck out a second version of the activity (scroll down in the post) that solely focuses on and makes a connection between the ratio standards in grades six and seven. Goldfish Activity.pdf Addressed CCSS: 5.G.2, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.2, 7.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… 0, 19

# New Horizons spacecraft observes Pluto

…ave to know how many miles or kilometers an AU is to figure this out? For members we have calculations for these 3 questions and some more information about the instruments on board the New Horizon probe. NewHorizonsProbe&Pluto.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3, 8.EE.3, 8.EE.4, HSF.BF.A.1 This activity gives a great opportunity to connect math & science. Students can work with rate conversions with standard or scientific notation. Students can model & solve these questions with functions…. 0, 10

# Cruising

…ps and disasters 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 ,… 0, 9

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…S.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.C.9 Losing team in the playoffs – How often do teams with losing records qualify for the playoffs? Who was the worst team ever to make the playoffs? In this activity students explore teams in the three major US sports who have made their playoffs with a losing record. How will they determine which team had the worst record. 4.NF.2 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3… 0, 52

# April’s calf was born!

…At about 10:00 am, April 15th, April's calf was born. Everyone will be talking about it and smiling constantly. Here's some fun math stuff to bring with you for Holiday gatherings. The activity: April's-calf.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. April's-calf.docx April's-calf-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3… 0, 7

# Are these really 70% off?

…ran into this sale online. Is that advertisement correct? Do they just want us to believe their math and not question what is really 70% off? Is everything or anything really 70% off? The activity: Is-anything-really70%off?.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.3, 7.RP.A For members we have an editable Word docx, a PowerPoint presentation of the lesson, and solutions/teacher thoughts. Is-anything-really70%off?.docx is-anything-really-70-off.pptx 70%-off?-solutions.pdf If you want to search through the… 0, 8

# It’s Girl Scout cookie time

…f the organizational components are related, compare the price per ounce of Girl Scout cookies to national brands and work out what percent and what dollar amount of each box of cookies is contributed to the the various segments of the Girl Scouts program. The activity: CookieTime2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. CookieTime2016.docx CookieTime2016-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.3, MP3, MP4 Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one place at… 0, 8

# Jock tax

…order to offset the taxes. You might also consider showing part of this news clip that highlights the state tax story to you class. Could make for some good math and social studies discussion. Is this fair to teams that play in high tax states? The Activity: JockTax-2015.pdf For members we have a Word doc and solutions. Jock-tax-2015.docx Jock-tax-2015-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3 , 7.EE.3… 0, 8

# NFL Math Activities

…orst team ever to make the playoffs? In this activity students explore teams in the three major US sports who have made their playoffs with a losing record. How will they determine which team had the worst record. 4.NF.2 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3 Rush or Pass – Are teams better off if they have a great passing game or a great rushing game? We have four scatter plots to be made and analyzed in this activity. 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9, HSS.IC.A.1, HSS.IC.B.6 Clean close… 0, 43

# Holiday candy sales

…es each holiday 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, 8

# Losing team in the playoffs, 2015

…ecord if many of the teams played a different number of games? Seems like a good time for students to think about ratios, percent and proportionality in a familiar context. Enjoy the playoffs … and the math. CCSS: 4.NF.2 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3 The Activity: losing-team-in-the-playoffs2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, teaching suggestions and solutions. losing-team-in-the-playoffs2015.docx losing-team-playoffs-solution.pdf Here is a great idea from math teacher… 0, 8

# Raising the bar

…very of the 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… 0, 7

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

…off the lesson. 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, 7