99 search results for "6th"

Total solar eclipse – apparent sizes

…ely? We’ve created a pretty extensive investigation about the geometry of a solar eclipse and the apparent size of both the moon and sun as seen from the earth. This activity can be done with or without trigonometry so it is appropriate for students 6th grade and higher. Get your students ready. Never look directly at the sun without ISO and CE certified solar eclipse glasses. The activity: 2017SolarEclipse.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.G.1, 7.RP.2, HSG.SRT.C.6, HSG.SRT.C.8, HSG.SRT.D.11 MP.2, MP.3 For… 0, 1

An ounce of cola

…students find costs of gasoline, milk and cola when presented in the metric system. Which was easier or more efficient, comparing quantities in metric or in U.S. units? Interesting discoveries and discussion should ensue. Thanks to Joe Laskowski, a 6th grade math teacher from Bloomfield, CT, sent us this great unit pricing activity. Also, thanks to Sniff Programming for the idea of incorporating in the U.S. units versus metric units portion of the task. The activity: Cola-by-Ounce.pdf CCSS:… 0, 1

Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…heir sequels. Students see what they can conclude from various types of graphs and consider what size random sampling of movies and their sequels is an adequate, representative population of movies. This is a very open ended activity that will allow 6th or 7th graders to conduct data analysis at one level: measures of central tendency & variability, box plots,histograms ect. While high school students might work with greater sophistication, doing some of the same work as middle school… 0, 1

Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

…ns 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

How Much is a Tweet Worth?

…e activity with the graphic and/or the opening minute of the video clip from ESPN. Since the data is roughly proportional and linear, this activity could be used in a variety of ways. We could assume the relationship is roughly proportional, meaning 6th and 7th graders could work in the realm of 6.RP and 7.RP with this problem. The data is extremely linear, almost a perfect correlation, so you could use this activity as a way to introduce linear relationships or focus more on building a line of… 0, 1

Immigration numbers

…Use our data to do some analysis about the issues and changes in immigration policy and numbers. This could be a very interesting day of mathematics. Immigration.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and teacher suggestions. Immigration.docx Immigration-teacher-ideas.pdf CCSS: 6.RP, 7.RP, 6th, 7th, 8th, HS… 0, 1

Highest grossing movies

…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 adjusted-for-inflation… 0, 1

Collecting the most candy!

…tudent’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 can show… 0, 1

Rapunzel

Image drawn by Marisa Hopkins Disney’s animated movie, Tangled, came out in 2010. We’ve shown students some of the Brothers Grimm’s original fairy tale along with giving them a glimpse at the physics involved in the animation of Rapunzel’s hair. Ratios are needed to estimate the weight of our own hair given the weight of Rapunzel’s 70 feet of hair. Number sense is our goal here. Can your students convert from meters to feet and figure out the length and weight of the world’s longest haired… 0, 0

Will Phil see his shadow?

Phil saw his shadow! Clicking on this image of Phil will show him larger in a new window. February 2nd, Punxsutawney Phil will again, with great ceremony, come out of his burrow and look for his shadow. There’s nothing like a cute animal picture to make your students smile as they calculate the relative frequency of Phil’s upcoming prediction. groundhog-day2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. groundhog-day2017.docx groundhog-day2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.SP.5,… 0, 0

Soda Menorah

Happy Holidays! This Soda Menorah was on display in a Florida Target store. It is made up entirely of 12-packs of Coca-Cola products. What questions do you have? Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Start out the activity by giving kids 30 seconds to look 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… 0, 0

Iditarod 2017

The Iditarod Dog Sled Race begins on Saturday, March 4th in Anchorage, Alaska. This long and grueling competition is called the Last Great Race on Earth. Students do some rate, distance, and hardship comparisons to decide if they agree that the Iditarod is really the Last Great Race on Earth. Dallas Seavey drops down the bank onto the Yukon River shortly after leaving Ruby at sunset in Interior Alaska during the 2010 Iditarod You could begin this activity with Dallas Seavey’s Iditarod… 0, 0

Measuring sea level

What does this gizmo do? We’ve given students a diagram of what the interior of this mechanism contains and asked them to try to decide what its purpose must be. Then we’ve given them the data that was collected from this place and others globally and asked what they can conclude. A little mechanical and mathematical investigation + global awareness. The activity: GlobalSeaLevels.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 8.EE.B.5, 8.F.B.4, HSS.ID.C.7, HSF.IF.B.6, MP8 For members we have an editable Word… 0, 0

The Boston Marathon

That’s Jerry, my nephew, running and waving. Monday, April 17, Patriot’s Day, is the next running of the Boston Marathon. What do you know about marathons? What do you know about the Boston Marathon? How long do you think the marathon is? Make your best guess. How many people run it? Make your best guess. Make an educated guess as to the fastest marathon time. We’ve gathered a lot of great data and asked some sensible and some surprising rate questions. Enjoy the conversation of page 1 of the… 0, 0

Monster cake

Cookie Monster Jodie Berman, a high school math teacher in Chicago, loves mathematics and loves to cook. We’ve created an activity based on her Monster Cake (composed of everything that Cookie Monster loves) from her blog Binomial Baker. Students find the surface area covered by M&Ms to approximate how many M&Ms she needs to finish her cake. When Brian tried to make the cake, he mistakenly added too much peanut butter. Now all the ingredients will have to be increased by what percent?… 0, 0