…ear for hiking. Many students will be walking in the woods and mountains to enjoy the colorful leaves and the cool weather outside. Let them combine what they are doing with their families and friends with a little mathematics about percent grade change. Why are there warnings about a 6% road grade change ahead? Why does everyone talk about the vertical gain on a trail that is only 3 miles long? Enjoy using slope and the Pythagorean Theorem in a new way. CCSS: 7.EE.3, 8.G.7, 8.G.8, 8.EE.5,… 0, 9

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# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…, 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? Pythagorean theorem, 8.G.7, G-SRT.8 Rush or pass – Are football teams better off having a great passing game or a great rushing game? Analyzing data with scatter plots, student group work, 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, 45

# HDTV Surprise!

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# NFL Math Activities

…HSS.MD.B.7 Watson saves – Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in the last instant of a game by running diagonally across the entire field. How far did he run? Teddy Braschi said that he must have run 120 yards. Did he? Pythagorean Theorem or scale. 8.G.7, G-SRT.8 Do teams that spend a lot when a lot? – In this activity 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… 0, 38

# Wrapping presents on the diagonal

…f the 6 by 6 and 6 by 8 faces. Students can figure out the diagonal length by doing a little scale conversion work. How much wrapping paper does this method save? Should you just use a gift bag? The activity: Diagonal-wrapping-paper.pdf CCSS: 7.G.6, 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.MG.A.3, MP3, MP4 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Diagonal-wrapping-paper.docx Diagonal-wrapping-paper-solution.pdf Finally ask students to try to explain why this diagonal method works…. 0, 7

# Wheel of Theodorus

…ents loved this project! This is only 1 awesome example! pic.twitter.com/3dTSi0Q6tW — Rachel Lynch (@rachellynchmath) May 15, 2015… 0, 6

# Pre-winter holiday activities!

…g presents on the diagonal – Dr. Sara Santos has figured out the most efficient way to wrap presents with no waste. Why does this work? Let students wrap packages in class traditionally and this new way to encourage conversation and analysis. 7.G.6, 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.MG.A.3, MP3, MP4 Why do the dates of Hanukkah keep changing? – December 24th, is the first night of Hanukkah this year. I think it was much earlier in December last year. Why isn’t it always on the same date? Students look at… 0, 31

# Watson save

…schi says that Watson must have ran about 120 yards, maybe even more. Use the video and/or our activity to see if Teddy’s estimate is about right. What other questions might your student wonder after watching the activity? How fast was each player running? How much faster does Champ need to run to have made it to the end zone? The Activity Handout: watson-saves.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. watson-saves.doc watson-saves-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.7, G-SRT.8 Special… 0, 5

# Fish tale, go figure

…rite up of this activity by a math teacher and blogger, Martin Joyce. Extension: Once you figure out which fish swims a greater distance think about how much faster that fish has to swim compared to the other fish in order to get to the food at the same time? The Activity: fish-tale.pdf For members we have editable Word docs and solutions. fish-tale.doc fish-tale-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.7, HSG.SRT.C.8… 0, 4

# Black Friday, football, and giving

…dents to figure out who ran a greater distance by using the Pythagorean Theorem. In the video Teddy Bruschi says that Watson must have ran about 120 yards, maybe even more. Use the video and/or our activity to see if Teddy’s estimate is about right. 8.G.7, G-SRT.8 NFL Home field advantage Students use an infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins. Students consider the best home team, the best away team and consider if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field advantage. 6.RP.1,… 0, 22

# 8.G.7

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