…ure seems like a lot of counting backwards to figure out when I should plant my seeds here in Boston. This activity introduces students to the use of the computational power of a spreadsheets to easily count the time between two dates. HSF.BF, HS.M, HSA.REI, HSA.CED, HSN, MP.5 How do you count a Crowd – There will be marches this weekend to support the value of science and respect for our changing planet. In this activity students devise methods for counting the crowd’s actual size. We… 0, 5

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# Fantasy Football

…ents or for a group of football fans. You can also read one math teacher’s experience with this lesson at her blog: MightyMiddleSchoolMath or have your kids compete in a kid friendly Youth Fantasy League: https://www.youthfantasyleague.com/ The activity: Fantasy_Football_2014.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and we’ve written solutions and some suggestions. Fantasy_Football_2014 FantasyFootball2014-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 7.NS.1, 7.NS.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1,… 0, 4

# How much have doughnuts changed?

…y for students who might like to find some other interesting volumes — like the torus. This self-directed activity lets students develop some understanding of a torus volume formula and practice the ability to use algebra to make the formula work better for donuts. Students then try to get a grip of how much actual cake there is in a present day donut or try to measure how much donuts have changed. The activity: Donut-hole-evolution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.C.9, HSA.SSE.A.1, HSA.APR.D.6, HSA.SSE.A.2,… 0, 4

# Doubling your money

…ll your students figure this out? Are there any tricks? Explore investing and exponential growth as your students discover “The Rule of 72.” Also check out this Rule of 72 calculator (or our calculator below) & this video from Khan Academy on the Rule of 72. Rule of 72 activity: doubling-your-money.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel data file and solutions. doubling-your-money.docx Double_your_money_data.xlsx doubling-your-money-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.3, HSA.CED.A.2,… 0, 2

# Drinks at the Fair

…green refillable mug for $14.99 (free refills on day of purchase, $1 refills on other days) An orange $24.99 mug that includes unlimited free refills all season. The Activity: BuyingDrinks.pdf CCSS: 7.NS.3, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.5, HSA.CED.A.2, HSA.REI.D, HSA.REI.C.6, MP1, MP4 For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel file, and solutions and teacher tips. BuyingDrinks.docx Drinks-at-the-Fair.xlsx BuyingDrinks-solution.pdf This activity was contributed by Jason Kibbe,… 0, 3

# My teacher says this stream is parabolic. Is he correct?

…th an equation generated by Excel or their calculator, and then use their algebra understanding to rearrange the equation into vertex form. Is the height of the stream where it should be? The Activity: turtle-fountain-grid.pdf For members we have an Excel sheet of the data, a Word doc, and solutions. stream-graph.xls turtle-fountain-grid.doc turtle-fountain-solution.pdf CCSS: HSA.SSE, HSA.CED, HSA.REI, HSF.LE… 0, 3

# Throwing up again

…e snow well into the surrounding snowbanks. In this activity students experiment with graphing parabolas and manipulating those equations to try to establish a likely trajectory for a snow-throwing arc. Finally they decide how far someone will have to Throw Up. throwing-up2012.pdf For members we have Word docs and solutions. throwing-up2012.doc throwing-up-solutions2012.pdf CCSS: 8.F.5, HSA.CED.2, HSA.REI, HSG.MG.3… 0, 2

# How long until they collide?

…ents. After students have worked for a while and you have traveled around and selected some students and their work to share, show the rest of the video. This is also a great opportunity to talk about the dangers of distracted driving. CCSS: 8.EE.7, HSA.REI.B.3, HSA.CED.A.1 For members we have included a solution sheet and teaching suggestions. CarA-crashing-into-carB-teacher.pdf Thanks to our friends Kim Lequire and Kyra Mercado for telling us about this video. Check out all of our activities… 0, 2

# Souvenirs and concessions

…t 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, 2

# Why Does it Stay in Orbit?

…st time. The six astronauts on board docked this morning at the International Space Station to join the 6 astronauts and cosmonauts who live at the ISS. Combine current events, Earth science, and parabolic motion in your math class. Students will use their understanding of exponents and practice converting speed and distance from metrics to US customary units to complete this exercise … and, they will learn about space science in the process. CCSS: 7.G.4, 8.F.5, HSA.CED.2, HSA.REI, HSG.MG.3… 0, 2

# Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

…the expression: Total Offensive Production = p + (2.1)a + (1.05)r + (1.05)b + (1.05)s + (-1.05)t This is also an excellent time to introduce formula use in Excel to your classes. Enjoy! The Activity: best-NBA-season-ever2016.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel file, and solutions. best-NBA-season-ever2016.docx greatest-season-ever2016.xlsx best-NBA-season-ever2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA.1 , 5.NBT.7 , 6.NS.3 , 6.EE.2 , 6.EE.3 , 6.EE.6 , 7.EE.1 , 7.NS.3, HSA.SSE.A.1,… 0, 2

# The longest day

…length of daylight to place latitude while studying the correlation, evaluating Excel generated formulas, and appreciating the significance of this date. The activity: June20/21st.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions, and our Excel sheet of data and charts. June20/21st.doc June20/21st-solutions.pdf latitudes-daylight.xlsx CCSS: 6.EE, 7.NS, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE, 8.F, HSA.APR, HSA.REI… 0, 2

# Parabolic Pee

…Mr. Mark’s new little baby can make some amazingly tall streams. Give your class a little chuckle as you introduce them to parabolic motion with this very short analysis of Mr. Mark’s baby’s talent. CCSS: 8.F.5, HSA.CED.2, HSA.REI, HSG.MG.3 Parabolic-pee.pdf Solutions for members are below. Parabolic-pee.doc Parabolic-pee-solution.pdf… 0, 2

# Figuring planting dates

…troduces students to the use of the computational power of a spreadsheets to easily count the time between two dates. The activity and some sample seed packets. How-many-days-till.pdf SampleSeedPackets.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet with computations, and solutions. How-many-days-till.docx Days-till.xlsx How-many-days-till-solution.pdf CCSS: HSF.BF, HS.M, HSA.REI, HSA.CED, HSN, MP.5… 0, 2