We’ve gathered some data on movie ratings and their sequels and asked students to analyze the data, decide on some graphing analysis and debate (with their mathematical data) which are better … the original movies or their sequels. Students see what they can conclude from various types of graphs and consider what size random sampling of movies and their sequels is an adequate, representative population of movies. This is a very open ended activity that will allow 6th or 7th graders to… 0, 5

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# QR codes ???

…opular for smart phone scanning … and possibly dangerous. Students figure out the number of permutations of symbols that are possible with these 2-d scanning codes and compare that capability to the capacity of ordinary UPC barcodes. This activity might open student’s eyes to some of the marketing that surrounds them and help them become aware of some possible dangers … all while engaging in mathematics. CCSS: S-CP.9, HSA.CED.A, HSS.CP.B.9 QR_codes.pdf For members we have the solutions for… 0, 3

# Can you predict the Bears’ 2015 schedule and win big?

…hat are some likely schedules? Brian and math ed leader/blogger/educator Denis Sheeran collaborated on this engaging activity. The activity: BearsScheduleContest.pdf and BearsScheduleContest.docx Useful information: Bears-Useful-Info.pdf & Past Schedule Info For members we have solutions with teacher tips: BearsScheduleContestSolutions&Tips.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.8, HSS.MD.A.3, HSS.CP.B.9… 0, 3

# Too early in the day for so many choices

…Dunkin Donuts is promoting variety in their mixtures of hot chocolate. Let your students try to figure out how many ways they can create their drink as they calculate the number of combinations possible in our story of stopping for a warm drink when you are still sleepy and there is too much to decide. HotChocolate.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. HotChocolate.docx HotChocolate-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP, HSS.CP… 0, 2

# “Go” in the news – man versus machine

…place in Seoul, South Korea and so far, AlphaGo is winning. The next matches will be on March 12th, 13th, and 15th. Let your class decide how many plays are possible and perhaps play on a simpler board of Go that we’ve supplied below. CCSS: 7.SP.C, HSS.CP The activity and a beginner’s board: TheGameGO.pdf 9x9GoBoard.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, solutions, and hints. TheGameGO.docx TheGameGO-solution.pdf Follow the competition here: Deep Mind vs Lee Se-dol Feeds of actual… 0, 2

# 3 winners on the Price is Right – what are the chances?

…still get a $1,000 cash bonus and a bonus spin. http://priceisright.wikia.com/wiki/Showcase_Showdown What are the chances of this happening, of all three contestants hitting $1,000? Extension: This game has been played about 8,000 times as of fall 2016 and this reportedly the first time this is ever happened. How often should this event mathematically happen? The activity: thepriceisright.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5, 7.SP.6, 7.SP.7, 7.SP.8, HSS.CP.B.9 For members we have an editable docx and solutions…. 0, 2

# 2015 World Cup Cricket

…played; try to reason how to count the matches in a more abstract manner; and decide whether the unusual organization of the matches seems fair. Tons of good math while learning more about this worldwide game! The activity: CricketWorldCup.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. CricketWorldCup.docx CricketWorldCup-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP, 7.SP.A, 7.SP.C, HSS.CP.B… 0, 2

# Pascal’s Triangle coloring and Probability

…This activity could be used to explore the probability of coin tossing results. When the combinations get too complicated to list, students can use the numbers in Pascal’s Triangle. Introduction&day1.pdf Probability&Pascal.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.C, HSS.CP.A, HSA.APR.C.5 If you wish to focus only on the coloring and Pascal’s Triangle, you might use this Hexagonal grid paper. Hexagon-grid.pdf For members we have editable documents and solutions. Introduction&day1.docx… 0, 2

# Bits, bytes, and nibbles

…son. I decided to practice with the numbers a bit to try to get a better understanding. Perhaps you and your students need some practice with this as well? Try it out. Bits&Nibbles.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Bits&Nibbles.doc Bits&Nibbles-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.2, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE.1, HS.modeling, HSN.Q, HSS.CP.9… 0, 2

# Stacking Jack

…o could be helpful for “cementing” the permutation formula, but only after kids have had ample opportunity to develop the formula on their own through the context of the Stacking Jack problem. Act Three: StackingJack-Act1-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.8 , HSS.CP.B.9 Sequel: I forgot that five of the six colored parts can be flipped over to make many more unique Stacked Jacks. Factoring this is in and using all parts, how many unique Stacked Jacks can you create? For members we have the sequel… 0, 2

# The perfect bracket

…ld you need to print all of those brackets? Let’s do the math! Also, check out the video below that explores your odds of picking all games in the tournament perfectly. The math activity: Perfect-Bracket.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3d , 7.SP.8 , 8.EE.3 , 8.EE.4, HSS.CP.B.9 , HSF.LE.A.2 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Perfect-Bracket.docx Perfect-Bracket-solution.pdf Note: The last problem in this activity asks students to determine how a math professor came up with a particular… 0, 2