…ed 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, 9
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…ing students use this Two Variable Sum Chart to organize their thinking. The activity: DVR-capacity.pdf For members we have Word docs and solutions. DVR-capacity.docx DVR-sum-chart.xlsx DVR-capacity-solutions.pdf Actual Recording Time (Picture) Great opportunity for a discussion on why student answers might be different than the actual recording time! CCSS: 6.RP, 6.EE, 7.RP, 7.EE, 8.EE.7, 8.EE.8, HSA.CED.A.1, HSA.CED.A.2… 0, 7
….With our activity students select a plan and complete their graphs. Consider posting the graphs up on the wall (or over a document camera). Have the rest of the class identify which cell phone deal matches their graph. Finally students compare paying for the phone up front or with installment payments using T-Mobile, Verizon, Boost, Sprint or Consumer Cellular. Which will be the best deal in the long and short run? The activity: Which-cell-plan2017.pdf CCSS: 8.F.3, 8.F.4, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.B.4,… 0, 6
…igh school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx LightBulbs2016-solution.pdf Thanking Jason Kibbe,… 0, 5
…ctions for the play area. So who can play in this play area? What combinations of ages and heights are allowed? How can you clearly and concisely show or represent ages and heights that can can’t play in the play area. The activity: Who-can-play-here.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher considerations with solutions. Who-can-play-here.docx Who-can-play-here-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.NS, 6.EE, 7.EE, 8.EE.8, HSA.REI.D.12, MP4, MP6 Click on image to see larger. And one more …… 0, 5
…ntuitive that very little support will be needed from the teacher. This is a good way to begin systems. Even students who are not yet ready to solve systems will find these problems solvable by logic or with our variable sum chart below. sports-systems.pdf variable-sum-chart.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. sports-systems.doc sports-systems-solutions.pdf CCSS: 8.EE.8, HSA.CED.3, HSA.REI.6… 0, 3
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