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Soda Menorah

…ok at the picture and have them take a quick guess: How many twelve packs of soda make up this giant menorah? Guess without counting. Come up with a reasonable range for the number of twelve packs = guesses that are too high and too low. Students in 3rd and 4th grade can focus on the picture in terms of area or arrays. No matter the grade level, your students might have many different methods for finding the number of 12 packs or cans in this display. Let kids have an opportunity to find the… 0, 2

Giant macaroon nutcracker, revisited

Clicking on any of these images will open them larger in a new window. Each year the Boston Ballet highlights the holiday season with the Nutcracker ballet. In 2014, the Boston Ritz Carlton Hotel’s chef, Andrew Yeo and his pastry team, created a gorgeous 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… 0, 0

Pick-a-brick wall at the Lego store

Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. There are walls at the Lego stores that are filled with individual Lego parts. You can fill a bucket and pick out exactly what you need. Use this PowerPoint activity to get your students conferring with each other, making guesses, and explaining their reasoning. Students try to determine the number of Lego bins on this giant wall. Students think about arrays and multiplication as they consider a reasonable quantity of Lego bins in… 0, 0

What’s wrong with this picture?

Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. We’ve gotten used to believing what we read or see advertised. But sometimes the clerk doesn’t get the sales discount right or something seems a little off. Let students ponder this store menu and see if they can figure out what might just be a mistake. The activity: pizza.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. pizza.docx pizza-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.G, 4.NF.B, 5.NF, 5.NBT, 7.G Thanks to Steve Wyborney for the… 0, 0

How many cars are there?

I came home from work to find that my son had his cars organized in a tight parking lot on our front porch. How many cars are there? Is it an array and if so, what size array could it be or what arrays are possible? How many rows and columns? What is reasonable, how much is too much? Below is a video version of our power point for the activity, which guides the class through steps in the activity. You can use the video, just beware to keep stopping the video at key points as the solution… 0, 0

A gorgeous, glittery Mother’s Day card

…Uh oh! How do you find the area of a heart? Get your students to help you calculate how many sequins you’ll need to order for this mother’s day class project. The activity: BejeweledMother’sDayCard.pdf Mother’sDay-card-blank – If you want to try this craft idea. For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions: BejeweledMother’sDayCard.docx BejeweledCard-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.C, 4.NBT.B, 5.NBT.B, 6.G.A, 7.G.A… 0, 0

Mother’s Day activities

Mother’s Day by the numbers – Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother’s Day spending. You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy! mothers-day-numbers2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions…. 0, 0

How long will it take you to trick or treat?

It’s Halloween and this is your neighborhood. How long will it take you to trick or treat at every house in your neighborhood? Possible conversation with students: How long will it take you to get from house to house? You should stay on the sidewalks. You may have to avoid landscaping and cars. How long will it take you to get your candy at each house? (Other trick or treaters could be in your way. You may have to wait for your friends.) Are you better off going back and forth across the… 0, 0

Vampire bats

Ooooo. Scary! This is a slightly didactic activity on vampire bats. We’ve given lots of interesting metric and customary unit facts and asked students to relate those sizes to more familiar objects. Simply enjoy the season with this slightly creepy activity … metric and customary units, size and weight comparisons, and blood-sucking bats. The activity: VampireBats.pdf CCSS: 2.MD, 4.MD.A, 4.NF.C, 5.MD.A, HSN, HSM For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with teaching… 0, 0

Is my son going to win … again?

Clicking on this image will show you a large color picture of the game board that you can show your class. My son’s pretty young but is he still going to whoop me? We were playing Monopoly Junior. Can you decide who will win? In this activity use addition and/or multiplication in authentic problem solving to determine who should win in a game of Monopoly Junior. MonopolyJuniorGame.pdf CCSS: 2.OA.2, 2.NBT.5, 3.NBT.2, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.7 Images that show board and money in color: Clicking on any of… 0, 0

Drill bit fractions

Act One: Drill bits are measured by the diameter of the bit in inches. The drill bits below are ordered left to right in increasing size. Clicking on this image will let you see it larger in a new window. The numerators in the fractions have been blacked out. What could the numerators be? Explain 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…. 0, 0

Someone ate my cake!

In this fraction operation and representation activity, students are asked to decide how much of my cake was eaten. Using fraction multiplication (or angle measure if that is where you need an activity) they find out how much someone owes me for what they ate. The task could also solve using ratio and proportion reasoning. Technology: This interactive fraction models app from NCTM Illuminations can be a useful tech tool allowing kids to recreate the left over cake while the application gives… 0, 0

Pascal coloring and modular math

This is the third and final activity in the Pascal’s Triangle series. In this activity students again have the opportunity to color as they investigate Pascal’s triangle and the patterns that it shows. The activity might be used first in class and then that evening for homework. Pascal’s Triangle is explored for patterns, coloring, and motivation to learn about modular arithmetic or clock math. Introduction&day1.pdf ModularArithmetic&day2.pdf Hexagon-grid.pdf CCSS: 3.OA, 4.OA, 5.OA,… 0, 0

Mom’s matzo ball soup

Passover begins this year on Friday evening, April 22nd, 2016, with a Passover seder dinner. Passover is one of the three high holidays in the Jewish calendar and celebrates the Exodus of Jews from slavery in Egypt. Let your students review fractions in this investigation on tripling my mom’s recipe and trying to use the recipe to create one humungus matzo ball. Passover always begins on the 14th day of Nissan on the Hebrew calendar but that day translates to a range of Spring days in the… 0, 0

Chocolates and area

Halloween means lots of candy and chocolate. In this activity students approximate the volume (through finding the morsel’s base area) of three different pieces of chocolate. The chocolates are shaped like a heart, a bat (for Halloween) and a chocolate turtle irregular shape. Consider showing students our pictures of the chocolates either on paper or through an LCD projector from our site. Ask students to consider how they might determine which piece of chocolate contains the largest amount… 0, 0