# It sure is cold out … or is it?

…peratures while 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, 9

# Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…ballStats.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,… 0, 11

# 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, 50

# 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, 8

# Opening weekend of Wonder Woman

…onder 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,… 0, 7

# How much should a World Series commercial cost?

…d graph 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, 9

# Movie tickets over time

…in movie 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, 8

# NFL Math Activities

…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, HSS.ID.B.6 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… 0, 44

# Opening Weekend, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

…oints 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, 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 ,… 0, 7

# 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, 5

# Super Bowl ad costs still increasing

…ld be an awesome activity to do in your class in the days leading up to or right after the Super Bowl, when everyone is talking about those commercials. The activity: expensive-ads2017.pdf For members we have solutions for this investigation, an editable Word doc and an Excel sheet of the costs. expensive-ads2017.docx rising-sb-ad-cost2017.xlsx expensive-ads2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.F.3, 8.F.5, 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6a, HSF.LE.A.1, HSF.IF.C.8b… 0, 6

# 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, 6

# Rush or Pass?

…can plot data, look for correlations, find correlation coefficients, fit trend lines, consider causation versus correlation and talk football. Oh, and decide which is a more effective offensive strategy for scoring points, passing or rushing. CCSS: 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9, HSS.IC.A.1, HSS.IC.B.6 The activity: Rush-or-pass.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions, and two Excel charts with our data. Rush-or-pass.docx Rush-or-pass-solution.pdf Pass_or_Rush.xlsx… 0, 5

# The growth of Godzilla

…s. His first appearance was in 1954 when he was created in Japan and crushed Tokyo. He appears to have grown. Do the film-makers have him growing appropriately? Lets do the math. The math activity: Godzilla.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel spreadsheet of data and some charts, and solutions. Godzilla.docx Godzilla.xlsx Godzilla-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.G.1, 7.G.1, 8.SP.1, HSS.ID.B.6… 0, 5