# 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, 5

# 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, 4

# Activities for Super Bowl and Groundhog Day

…mpare 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 is no… 0, 24

# NFL Math Activities

…mpare 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 teams in… 0, 20

# 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, 3

# 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, 3

# Do better movies make the most money?

…otten 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, 3

# 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, 3

# 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, 3

# 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, 2

# 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, 2

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# Do you have text neck?

…the table below. Students can plot the data and model with a function in order to approximate the weight of a head at different angles. This seems like an important topic for young people to understand … angles, functions, head weight analysis and their health! The activity: text_neck.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, analysis and solutions. text-neck.docx text-neck-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.SP.1. 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSM, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.SRT.D.11… 0, 3

# The Star Wars phenomena continues

…WarsProfitability2017-solution.pdf Depending on the grade level and the way students approach the problem many different CCSS can be addressed: CCSS: 4.NBT.5, 4.NBT.6, 4.OA.2, 4.OA.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.6, 6.NS.2, 7.NS.3, MP3 If you would like another Star Wars activity, The Force Awakens lets students try to predict the movie’s long-run take from only its opening weekend activity. 8.SP.1 , 8.SP.2 , 8.SP.3 , HSS.ID.B.6… 0, 3