17 search results for ""HSG.GMD""

Earth Day, 2017

…all–Peters, Winkel tripel) and which characteristics are distorted. Start your class with a wonderful movie (produced by the Overview Institute) that shows the Earth as it was seen for the first time from space and the impact of that view. 6.G, 7.G, HSG.GMD.B, HSG.MG.A Cost of light bulbs – Students learn more about LED and CFL light bulbs as they analyze and graph their energy use and costs of lights and appliances. Students use decimals operations, order of operations, graphing, systems and… 0, 10

How many baseballs are in this truck?

…mates and increase their chances of winning World Series tickets! This could be a great way to get kids working together on an engaging problem early in the school year. Enjoy! The math activity: How-many-baseballs.pdf CCSS: MP.1, 8.G.9, HSG.MG.A.1, HSG.GMD.A.3, HSG.MG.A.2, HSG.MG.A.3 For members we have an editable docx, our Excel sheet of calculations, and solutions/tips. Caution: We don’t know the winning solution. If we did, we wouldn’t tell you! We’ve shown a few solution methods and a… 0, 5

Big Aussie tomato

…Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. These Aussi tomatoes (the tomato on the left of all of the tomatoes) are huge. How much do you guess one weighs? Can you figure it out? BigTomato.pdf CCSS: 6.RP, 7.RP, 8.G.C, HSG, HSG.GMD, HSG.MG For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. BigTomato.docx BigTomato-solution.pdf… 0, 4

It gets dark so early now

…Students appreciate how their latitude effects the darkness of their late afternoon location as they study the earth’s tilt and the logic of daylight hours. Is latitude the central angle of the Earth? The activity: winter-solstice2017.pdf CCSS: 7.G.3, HSG.C, HSG.GMD.4, HSG.MG.1 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. winter-solstice2017.docx winter-solstice2017-solution.pdf… 0, 4

Gumballs galore

…Show Brian’s video to your class and let your students cogitate, estimate and calculate. Sheet with only a still shot from the video and room for figuring: gumball-image.pdf We have a solution of sorts for members below: gumball-solutions.pdf CCSS: 8.G.9, HSG.MG.1, HSG.MG.2 , HSG.GMD.3… 0, 4

How much have doughnuts changed?

…g 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, HSA.SSE.B.3, HSG.GMD.A.3, HSG.GMD.B.4, HSG.MG.A.1 For members… 0, 5

The Blue Marble

…place for a classroom attempt at drawing our continents and oceans on an orange and then trying to create a flat representation of that 3-d construction by peeling it. Let students figure out what problems occur in that translation. Or for Earth Day you could use one of our two previous posts having to do with conservation and recycling; Fat Tuesday or Light Bulbs. CCSS: 6.G, 7.G, HSG.GMD.B, HSG.MG.A… 0, 3

Winter holiday activities (13 ideas!)

…hat boasts of low fat and low salt. 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, MP6, MP8 Winter Solstice – Students appreciate how their latitude effects the darkness of their late afternoon location as they study the earth’s tilt and the logic of daylight hours. 7.G.3, HSG.C, HSG.GMD.4, HSG.MG.1 Soda Santa – First students guess too high and too low. Then they calculate with all different methods and explain their reasoning. Areas, arrays … so many ways to focus this activity. 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.5,… 0, 9

Rescue of the Chilean miners – The 33

…e opening it is again on topic. Do the math. Students are asked to make a number of volume calculations … the miners living space, the amount of ore in the escape shaft, the lateral surface area of the metal shaft lining, and their survival chamber’s depth under the surface of the earth. The activity: The_33.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. The_33.docx The_33-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.9, HSG.GMD.A.3, HSG.MG.A.1, HSG.MG.A.2 Below is the trailer for the new movie …… 0, 4

Is this possible?

…Brian Shoemaker, a Newton, MA mathematics teacher, saw this Dunkin Donuts Mazda traveling down the road. He wondered if that size coffee cup could really have coffee in it. Wouldn’t the car rock back on its rear bumper? How much would that much coffee even cost. Let’s try to find out. Big-big-coffee.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Big-big-coffee.doc Big-coffee-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.9, HSG.GMD.3, HSG.MG.1… 0, 1

Penny Wars

…Act One: Check out all of the pennies! What questions come to mind? If you want the most money, which container should you pick? What information do you need to answer this question? What assumptions must you make to solve this problem? CCSS: 8.G.9 , HSG.GMD.3 Act Three, the solutions: Image One , Image Two , Image Three Teacher-Tips-Penny-Wars.pdf Sequel: Which jar could hold the most pennies? How do you know? Special thanks to Mrs. Mercado for the pic of the pennies!… 0, 2

MAVEN arrives at Mars

…this activity students examine the velocity required to stay in orbit and the velocity required to reach a different planet’s orbit. If you would like to begin this activity with more research on orbit try our previous post Why does it stay in orbit? The activity: MAVEN.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. MAVEN.docx MAVEN-solution.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.B.7, 6.RP.A, 7.EE,B.3, 7.G.B.4, 7.NS, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSG.GMD.A.1, HSS.ID.C Check out all current Yummymath lessons in one… 0, 2

Huge Key Lime pie

…muters but our figuring suggests something else. This is a Yummy activity about multiples, proportions, volume and reasoning. Clicking on this image will show you the pie larger in a new window. The activity: UltimateKeyLimePie.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. UltimateKeyLimePie.docx UltimateKeyLimePie-solution.pdf CCSS: 4.MD, 6.RP, 7.G, 7.RP, 8.G, HSG.GMD… 0, 2

Collecting the most candy!

…more useful for 5th or 6th graders or include the whole activity to challenge with a little bit of percent work. Teachers might consider showing the students the images of candy containers above and asking students which they guess would hold the most candy. (You can show the images larger to your class by clicking on each image.) Then ask them what information they would need to calculate those volumes. CCSS: 5.MD.5, 7.G.6, 8.G.9, HSG.GMD.3 candy-bags.pdf For members we have an editable Word… 0, 2