…on his website) for letting us know about the videos from the History Channel. Consider starting the activity with these videos. CCSS: 5.NF.6, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.NS.1 The activity: BigBurger2014.pdf Three teachers in Georgia created a version of this post that they felt was suitable for their 5th grade students. Many thanks to Jenise Sexton, Michael Wiernicki, and Graham Fletcher for sharing their adaptation with all of us. largest-hamburger-ever-5th.pdf also CCSS: 5.NBT.7 For members we… 0, 3

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# What’s your favorite sport?

…favorite to watch. Students take the rank for each sport and plot the points on the grid. One example is pictured below. This activity targets 8th grade and/or high school to scatter plot standards and can be easily adapted for younger students, say 5th grade, to introduce or practice graphing in one quadrant. The activity: WhatsYourFavoriteSport.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher hints and suggestions. What’sYourFavoriteSport.docx What’sYourFavoriteSport-solutions.pdf… 0, 2

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…kes for a great activity for Earth Day or really any other day of the year. Lots of math to be explored including work with decimals operations, order of operations, graphing, systems and piecewise functions. The task is accessible for students from 5th grade through high school. Students might also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3,… 0, 1

# Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…lloons including Angry Bird, Red, and from two year’s ago, the Wizard of Oz balloon. Very fun and timely with lots of Common Core standards addressed. Try the whole activity or any of the different tasks in the activity with your class. Bob Olsen, a 5th/6th grade math teacher from Illinois, sent us this activity a few year ago. We’ve updated it again this year with the parade’s current facts and balloons. CCSS: 4.NBT.4 , 4.MD.1, 4.MD.2, 5.NBT.6, 5.MD.1, 5.MD.5b, 6.NS.3, 7.NS.3, 7.G.1, HSG.MG.1… 0, 1

# Cost of a gallon of gas

…ties-for-historical-price-analysis.zip Then you and your class can study the charts and make some informed observations about whether the constant dollar cost of gasoline has really gone up, stayed the same, or gone down. Add in some current event facts to the discussion to analyze why the nominal price of gasoline has changed through the years. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. This activity is appropriate for students 5th grade or older. It can be used to address… 0, 1

# Collecting the most candy!

…your student’s Halloween enthusiasm to do a study on volumes. We’ve created an activity that asks students to calculate the volume of candy containers that are silly and intriguing. Skip the cone and the sphere to make this activity 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… 0, 1

# Highest grossing movies

…re used to let students calculate how the money of 1997 compares to the money of 2013. The idea of this comparison is to encourage students to develop their own understanding of exponential growth. This activity is accessible to students as young as 5th or 6th grade once they have become familiar with computing with exponents and percents. The activity is appropriate for middle schoolers and high schoolers as well by allowing students to generalize a formula for finding the… 0, 1

# Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

“Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”… Apple CEO Tim Cook in a memo to Apple employees. Students can honor Steve Jobs and be involved in an activity that allows them to talk about him and his accomplishments while devising a scaled time line of his life. Tech Connection: You might also consider using TimeToast which is an interactive timeline maker. CCSS: 5.MD1, MP.1, MP.3, MP.5, MP.6 Steve_Jobs,pdf Sample… 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

# Pixar versus DreamWorks

Animated films are a billion dollar industry. The two biggest producers of animated films are DreamWorks and Pixar. The two have been going head to head for more than ten years now. So how do they stack up to each other? Which company is making more money on their films? According to critics, which company makes the better films? Conflict is created as students have to decide which animated movie company, DreamWorks or Pixar, has been more successful. Depending on grade level, students might… 0, 0

# Electoral College vs the Popular vote

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com Let your students see how votes really count with our activity on the Electoral College. Can someone win the popular vote in the Presidential election and still not become President of the United States? Students can first watch a really cute movie comparing how the Electoral College functions in our elections to what students think is fair and just, from the New York Times, Electoral College 101. You might also find it useful to play around… 0, 0

# Flag Art

A little ratio art might be a fun way to get ready for the upcoming Memorial Day holiday. In this activity students measure; create whole number ratios for the official U.S. flag; decide how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of Memorial Day. The activity: Flags.pdf CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1 Pentagon Cut-outs: SmallPentagons.pdf… 0, 0

# Earth Day, 2017

Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day There is so much to bring to your classroom to support recycling, conserving resources, studying climate change and protecting our planet. McDonald’s moves toward Antibiotic-free chicken – What will the effects be on costs at the restaurant, costs in the supermarket and the cost and changes required of farm production? Does this seem like a good move? Why? 4.MD.3, 5.NBT.5, 5.NBT.7, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, HSG.MG.A.2, HSG.MG.A.3, MP6 Methane Math – Carbon… 0, 0

# Chili Con Queso

Act 1: Take a look at the promo at Moe’s. What is the first question that comes to mind? How much does a 42-gallon jug of Chili Con Queso cost? How many cups or bowls of Chili Con Queso is that? Before embarking on the problem solving process, consider asking kids for a best guess, then for a guess that might be too high, and finally for a guess that is probably too low. Act 2: What information would be useful? Ask students to consider what info they need to answer these questions. Moe’s now… 0, 0

# Ghost Whisperer

Let your students play this great game online at Ghost Whisperer Crystal Ball and Figure out why it works. Construct viable arguments Critique the work of others This activity can be used with any grade level elementary through high school. Younger students might work with patterns, multiples and order of operations. Older students might work with systems of equations to prove how the Ghost Whisperer works. The lesson was contributed by Joe Donahue who teaches at Santa Ynez School in Santa… 0, 0