# It sure is cold out … or is it?

…ile they try to discover a correlation. Is this a linear or near linear relationship? … averaging, missing data for averaging, line of best fit, Google Earth, world locations, linear review, extrapolation … This lesson is chocked full of interesting mathematics and world awareness. cold-out.pdf For members we have Word docs, solutions and graphs. cold-out.doc cold-out-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.LE.A.1… 0, 7

# Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…s.pdf FootballStats.pdf HockeyStats.pdf BaseballStats.pdf For middle school students, the lesson focuses on the 8th grade CCSS around scatter plots, association, outliers and clusters. Payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6 For high school students the lesson focuses on high school CCSS, such as correlation coefficients and distinguishing between correlation and causation. HS-team-payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9, HSS.ID.B.6… 0, 9

# How Much is a Tweet Worth?

…e 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, 7.RP.2, 8.EE.5, 8.F.4, 8.SP.2,… 0, 7

# Three great World Cup activities

World Cup ranking – Students explore the ranking formulated from each team's previous 4 years of play in their geographical divisions. The formula is complex and weighted. Is it fair? 5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA World Cup draw – How did FIFA sort the 32 world's strongest soccer teams and support each geographic region? Are the first round groupings fair? 7.SP, HSS.MD, MP.1, MP.3 World Cup – How many ways – Students examine the rules and order of play and… 0, 7

# How many wins is Lebron worth?

…bron's-effect.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel file of the data and charts, and solutions. Lebron's-effect.docx Lebron_How_Many_Wins_is_he_worth.xlsx Lebron's-effect-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.2, 7.SP.4,P, 8.SP.4, HSS.ID.A.1 To kick off the lesson consider showing your class this montage/mix of Lebron, which was created by Mikus Zupins: (great video, but there is one "s" word about at 1:48, so stop it before then) or… Show this excellent CNN news… 0, 7

# Movie tickets over time

…e ticket prices over the last 30 years. Using his scatter plot (or his data) students analyze rates of change, make predictions about the future ticket costs, guesses about past costs and try to create lines of best fit. CCSS: 5.G.2, 8.EE.6, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3 , HSF.IF.B.6 , HSS,ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7 Activity Sheet: movie-ticket-prices+activity.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of the data and chart, and solutions. movie-ticket-prices+activity.docx… 0, 7

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…dents 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 and salaries for each sport. 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6, HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9 Extra point or 2-point conversion? – The NFL changed the extra point kick distance to 33 yards and now teams have a tough decision to make, go for one or two points? The one point extra point… 0, 37

# iPhone 7 opening weekend

…he data and sliders are all set to go. Let your students rough out their models & predictions as they work through the activity. The Activities: iphone-opening-sales-bar-graph2016.pdf iphone-opening-sales-scatter-plot2016.pdf CCSS: 8.F.3, 8.F.5, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSF.IF.B.6, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.LE.A.2 For members we editable Word docxs; iphone-opening-sales-bar-graph2016.docx iphone-opening-sales-scatter-plot2016.docx an Excel spread sheet of… 0, 6

# Opening weekend of Wonder Woman

…movie (which earned \$103,000,000 in its opening weekend in the U.S.) will make at theaters. This task is accessible for any student who can plot points on a grid, so it could be used for students as young as 4th graders. Older students can create a line of best fit and equation to model the data and make predictions. By plotting and analyzing the data students decide if they can, in fact, predict the future. The Activity: OpeningWeekendWonderwoman.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6… 0, 6

# How much should a World Series commercial cost?

…at Desmos that compares share and rating. This data is in our Excel file and there are questions to go with this task at the Desmos link. A big thank to our friends at Desmos for the help with the graphing applications for this lesson! CCSS: 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6 WorldSeries-viewership-and-ads.pdf Viewership-data-since-1973.pdf For members we have a Word doc, solutions, and an Excel file of the charts and data. WorldSeries-viewership-and-ads.doc… 0, 6

# Opening Weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

…id, so it could be used for students as young as 4th graders. Older students can create a line of best fit and equation to model the data and make predictions. By plotting and analyzing the data students decide if they can, in fact, predict the future. The activity, Excel file and solutions are below. We also made a lesson through Activity Builder from Desmos, which if you have the tech is an amazing way to run the lesson. The Activity: OpeningWeekendStarWars.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1 , 8.SP.2 , 8.SP.3… 0, 6

# Will college be affordable?

…nd board since 1978. Use these graphs and the sliders to determine future college costs. Student Activity Handout: HowMuchWillCollegeCost.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet showing graphs and calculations, a labeled but blank graph for your students to use, and solutions. HowMuchWillCollegeCost.docx college-affordable2016.xls BlankGraph.pdf HowMuchWillCollegeCost-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.3, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6 Click here to see all of our activities listed in one… 0, 4

# Monopoly 2014

…roperty names that are related to our room and our school in Newton. You can easily change the document to relate to your room and school.) monopoly2014.pdf Activity as questions and separate Excel data: monopoly-wo-excel.pdf + monopoly-data.xls For member we have solutions and an editable Word doc: monopoly2014.docx monopoly2014-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.G., 6.SP.3, 6.SP.5, 8.F.4, 8.SP, S-ID… 0, 6

# Do better movies make the most money?

…th the Rotten Tomato score for this update after reading Ian Byrd's awesome Byrdseed Gifted Blog where he shared a similar activity idea, but using the Rotten Tomato score. Check out his blog and the many terrific math extension ideas. CCSS: 7.SP.1, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, S-ID.5, S-ID.6, S-IC.1 The activity: DoBetterMoviesMakeMoreMoney.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel data, and solutions. DoBetterMoviesMakeMoreMoney.docx BetterMoviesMakeMost-solution.pdf… 0, 5

# NBA Finals, 2017

…redict future NBA champs? Infographic created by Paul Van Slembrouck, @ptvan at paulvanslembrouck.com Original data compiled by Idris Raja. Continue exploring NBA championship data in our handout by exploring the dominance of a select few teams in NBA history. Students work the data, data representations and statistics. For which kind of observations are circle graphs or bar graphs most useful? Who has won the most NBA titles NBA history? Lots of math! The activity: nba-finals2017.pdf CCSS:… 0, 5