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How much does a Lego cost?

Clicking on this picture will show it larger in a new window. This is a three act task, with an activity guide. Show students the act one video. What questions do they have? How much could the Star Wars kit cost? Follow the activity guide, find costs based on the cost of other kits in the video. Students are using a random sample to determine the cost of the Star Wars kit. They might take an average cost per block from the sample & proportionately extend that to the number of blocks in… 0, 6

How Many Pennies did Otha Save?

Otha Anders used picking up pennies as a way to remember to pray. In this 3-act activity we try to estimate how much he actually collected and stored in 5 gallon water jugs. Kick off the activity with the article with vital information grayed out (number of pennies, value and number of jugs). Read the article together as a class. Ask kids how many pennies they think Otha saved over 45 years. The point here is to make a relatively fast prediction, to start thinking about the math they would do… 0, 1

Free Pizza for a Whole Stadium?

…estimating, and can serve as a great way for students to reason, problem solve and communicate mathematical thinking while practicing division and multiplication with decimals and/or considering area of circles (pizza). The activity: (consider doing act one & starting act two before handing the activity out) Pizza-for-stadium-of-fans.pdf Solutions/Teacher Tips and word docs for members: Pizzas-for-stadium-of-fans.docx Pizza-to-feed-a-stadium-of-fans-solutions&tips.pdf This activity… 0, 5


…orld record for the tallest structure made of Legos was recently set in Seoul, South Korea. Check out the pictures and video below: How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower? What other questions do you have? Act Two: What information do you need                   Here are some Lego prices from Amazon that you can use to figure this out. Amazon – Lego Ultimate Building Set – 405 piece kit Amazon – Legos Bricks… 0, 3

Really big beach towel

…an print out this handout of the task: BeachTowelActivity-guide.pdf for students to work with alone or in groups. Clicking on any of these pictures will show them larger in a new window. Act Three: The reveal For members we have a PowerPoint presentation to help present this puzzle to your class, an editable Word docx of the activity, and teaching suggestions with solutions. BeachTowel.pptx BeachTowelActivity-guide.docx BeachTowelActivity-guide-teacher.pdf… 0, 3

How did they figure these tips?

Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Act I: This restaurant bill has the suggested tips, but they are smudged out. What should they be? Consider having students make a fast 5 to 10 -second prediction in their heads. Act II: Students work – for few minutes on own, then with partners. Have groups or partners share how you figured these out. No need to have every group share, focus on, and compare and contrast, or connect a few different student strategies. Act III: Reveal… 0, 3

Chili Con Queso

…hese questions. Moe’s now has a published price for the Chili Con Queso. Here is pricing for regular Queso & ounces in a Moe’s cup and bowl: Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Ounces, cups & gallons conversion chart: Act 3: Have students share solutions strategies. Consider posters, doc camera, or gallery walk sharing. Focus on the process. What strategies did students use to solve? What common themes do we see? Click here for an email from Moe’s PR department… 0, 3

Stacking Jack

…th the number of arrangements for creating Jack. The video 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… 0, 3

How many times bigger?

…han the small cozy coup? Make a guess. Make a guess that you know is probably too low. Make a guess that is probably too high. Act Two: What additional information would be useful here? (Clicking on any of these images will let you see them larger.) Act Three: Solutions and teaching hints for members: CozyCoup-solution.pdf Sequel: The cozy coup manufacturers are making a giant cozy coupe that is roughly the same proportions as these cars. List possible dimensions of the giant cozy coupe. CCSS:… 0, 3


…g exhibit from Canstruction, 2010, in New York City. Act Two: How many cans does it take to build this structure? What information do you need to determine this? How did you determine your solution? What else did you notice that is mathematical? The Activity: Canstruction2015.pdf CCSS: 4.MD.3, 6.EE.1, 5.MD.5, 7.G.6, HSF.LE.2, MP.2, MP.3, MP.7 Act Three: For members we have a detailed solution and teacher tip page: Canstruction2015-solution.pdf and the Word docx if you would like to change the… 0, 3

How much should you spend on this sale?

…e gap with your students and apply the appropriate discount yourself. Find your cost for the items in this pdf. Discounts2014.pdf Note to teachers: In this sale, if you spend $75 you get 30% off, but if you spend $25 more, getting up to $100 you save 30%. If you spend $124 you also get 30% off. Anything $125 or more is 40% off. Create a graph with the value of your purchase on the x -axis (before this discount) and what you actually pay on the y-axis (after discount). How does this graph help… 0, 3

Drill bit fractions

…your reasoning. Act Two: Useful info: Fraction Strip Diagram up to 1/16 for exploring equivalent fractions. Note: You could have students work in groups to make their own fraction strips up to 1/64. Technology: supplement this lesson with this interactive equivalent fraction app from NCTM Illuminations. Finally, consider this video on Visualizing Equivalent Fractions from Khan Academy. Act Three: Click here to see the actual numerators. Extension: Create up your own set of drill bits. Give… 0, 3

How Many Donuts is That?

…ts. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Clicking on this picture will show it larger in a new window. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Clicking on this image will open it larger in a new window. The activity guide: DonutActivityGuide.pdf For members we have teaching tips and solutions: DonutSolution+tips.pdf This activity can address many different CCSS depending on solution method, age level of students, and the conversations you are having in… 0, 3

Giant macaroon nutcracker, revisited

…and massive Nutcracker cake of macaroons and fondant to celebrate the event. We have two activities about this amazing creation below. First we have a traditional worksheet dealing with ratio, volume, surface area and ingredient quantities. A second, 3-act activity is offered below the first. Activity: MacaroonNutcracker2014.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. MacaroonNutcracker2014.doc MacaroonNutcracker2014-solution.pdf Or, as a 3-act activity, show the image above… 0, 3

Giant Snickers bar

…Wow! This snickers bar is huge! Act 1 – Big question = How many times bigger than a regular Snickers bar is this? What info would you like to know? How are you going to judge how much bigger this is … weight, dimensions, volume? This picture of the two Snickers bars together is courtesy of Jason Liebig from CollectingCandy.com. This is a regular Snickers with a Slice and Share. Act 2: Useful info: GiantSnickersInfo.pdf length of fun size Width of fun size… 0, 2