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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 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

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

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

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

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

Bits, bytes, and nibbles

Clicking on the image will show it larger. I’m not very good at understanding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison. 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,… 0, 0

Daylight saving time dilemma

Map from nationsonline.org Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Daylight Saving time is controversial, disruptive, useful, saves energy, increases energy consumption, is inconvenient … Imagine locations where neighbors are differentiated by one or two hours and experiment with how the hours of those neighbors will be different. DaylightSavingTimeHours.pdf CCSS: 6.NS, MP1, MP2, MP7 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. DaylightSavingTimeHours.docx… 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

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

$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

Scary costumes

Jorge the Dog Every year Americans spend lots of money on Halloween and Halloween costumes. Use our updated data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor of October 31st. This activity takes kids through finding parts of wholes as well as ratio, percents and proportion problems. Beware: the tasks in this activity involve some large numbers as well as some challenging… 0, 0

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