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Big Burger

…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

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 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

Macy’s 2017 parade

…including Angry Bird, Red, from the 2015 parade, and the 2013 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

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

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

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

$10,000 a week or $10 million all at once?

Check out the video below: Would you rather have $10,000 a week or $10 million all at once? What kinds of things do we need to think about or factor in when making this decision? If you had to advise the winner of this drawing, what information would you need to help you determine what they should choose? How does $10,000 compare to $10 million? Why is that important to consider in this problem? How do life-expectancies, taxes and investments factor into this problem? The activity:… 0, 0

Shrinking Toblerone

New York Times photo – Credit Darren Staples/Reuters They changed it. That is so not fair … or is it? You can check out a video news story on the delicious shrinking Toblerone bar here. Two sizes of Toblerone bars are now configured differently. How much did they lop off? How much did the price per gram of chocolate change? Is the price per gram still the same, if not how might you adjust the price of the products to make it fair? How much could you buy for $1.00? Could you have designed it… 0, 0

Big Papi

Check out the video: What do you wonder? How many donuts make up this Big Papi tribute? What would be useful to help you figure this out? The following pictures that will open in new windows: Big Papi Sky View, Big Papi Head & Shoulders, Low angle pic, The number 4, and From above. Pics from WBZ, WCSH & Dunkin Donuts. Show students the video, take wonderings & questions. Give kids Student Activity Handout: Be sure to give page 1 first. Then give out the rest of the activity after… 0, 0

Fibonacci coloring

Lots of people enjoy coloring books. Fibonacci lattice Golden spiral Pentagram and Golden triangles Evidently people who like to multitask can find a means of calming their energies and reach a peaceful place by simply coloring designs. Coloring in these drawings allows you to relax and just create pretty images without worrying about being artistic or the stress that a blank canvas might bring you. We’ve given you colorless patterns that students can shade their own way and a lesson on… 0, 0


One of my favorite foods is a burrito. One of my favorite places to get a burrito is Chipotle. Their food is delicious and environmentally friendly. For Halloween 2016, Chipotle is again running a promotion and charity drive. Chipotle is offering $3 burritos to customer who come dressed in their Halloween costumes after 3 p.m. on October 31st. Chipotle will donate up to one million dollars to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. Teachers, give your students time to ponder and discuss these… 0, 0

Cubs bury curse !

Wow! It’s been a long time coming. The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series! The last time they won the World Series was in 1908 (For some perspective, that is the same time the first car, the Model T, was produced.) Since 1908, how long has that been? How many players have waited? How many games or innings have gone by? How many days, minutes, seconds? In this activity students answer some of these or their own questionsabout how much of something has gone by since the Cubs won the World… 0, 0

Is 2017 prime?

…Every birthday I consider whether I’m in the prime of my life … like when I was 29 years old. Will this new year be a prime year? I hope so. Don’t use Google or Siri or whatever. Just see if you can figure this out and explain your reasoning. The activity: PrimeYear.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.B.4, 5.NF.B.5.a For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with hints. PrimeYear.docx PrimeYear-solution.pdf… 0, 0

How much pee is in that pool?

After chlorination, it has been hard to measure the quantity of pollutants in pool water. A Canadian chemist, Xing-Fang Li, has found a marker for urine that chlorine doesn’t disguise. In this activity, students calculate volume of several pools, change that cubic foot volume to gallons of pool water, and try to approximate how much urine is in each pool. You might kick this activity off with this silly clip from the 2010 movie Grown Ups, where Kevin James is caught peeing in the pool…. 0, 0