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4th down

…0 to 2008 … along with a lot of math. This graph and 4th down advice was put together in an article called “The 4th Down Study” by Brian Burke, a football fan and closet math enthusiast. We have two activity ideas. Younger students … 4th through 7th grade can try our graph reading activity. Older students … 7th grade, 8th grade, and high school can learn how this graph was created. Even if you teach older students, you might chose to do the elementary version. Here is a link to little… 0, 2

Soda Menorah

…for finding the number of 12 packs or cans in this display. Let kids have an opportunity to find the number of packs or cans on their own and communicate their reasoning to others. Depending on what you focus on, this task could work in 3rd through 7th grade classrooms. The activity: Soda-Menorah.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Soda-Menorah.docx Soda-Menorah-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5, 5.NBT.5, 7.SP.5, 7.SP.7a As an extension, here are two… 0, 1

Not enough mashed potatoes

…potatoes-solutions.pdf We’ve just been given an extension to this lesson. It’s-all-gravy.pdf and for members we have an editable docx and solutions. It’s-all-gravy.docx It’s-all-gravy-solution.pdf Teacher feedback: Just finished this activity and my 7th graders loved it. They were so creative finding different ways to make 32 servings. Each student was trying to out-do the other with more complex use of serving amounts and proportions. Lots of fun! – Mrs. Keli Leunes, Math Teacher, PAAAS… 0, 1

Free Flights?

…ork analyzing the actual deal, conducting some repeated reasoning with real numbers, generalizing a rule and then showing algebraically that this rule could never be true. This is great context to work on one variable, multi-step equation solving in 7th grade or high school (under the Common Core Standards). The activity: JetBlueStayAwhile.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, suggestions, and solutions. JetBlueStayAwhile.docx JetBlueStayAwhile-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.EE.4, HSA.CED.A.1,… 0, 1

Macy’s Star Rewards Points

Macy's Sale

…to at least break even? Can you write a rule that gives the dollars earned at Macy’s after the $25 registration fee for any dollar amount of purchases? This task could be used to address many different Common Core Standards in various grade levels. 7th graders can create and solve equations in the form of y = 0.1x – 25, where y is the dollars earned and x is total dollars spent. For example, after working through several examples, they might notice and create the equation y = 0.1(x) – 25. From… 0, 1

Which is better … original movies or their sequels?

…quels. 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 students,… 0, 1

How Much is a Tweet Worth?

…ty 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 best… 0, 1

Soda Santa

Soda Santa

…for finding the number of 12 packs or cans in this display. Let kids have an opportunity to find the number of packs or cans on their own and communicate their reasoning to others. Depending on what you focus on, this task could work in 3rd through 7th grade classrooms. The activity: Soda-Santa.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Soda-Santa.doc Soda-Santa-solution.pdf CCSS: 3.MD.5, 3.MD.6, 3.MD.7, 4.NBT.5 , 5.NBT.5 , 7.SP.5 , 7.SP.7a Also check out this blogpost about… 0, 1

3 winners on the Price is Right – what are the chances?

Act One: Show this clip of the recent Price is Right program. What questions do your students have? We were wondering what the chances are of 3 contestants in a row, each spinning $1.00, and earning $1,000 each. Act Two: What info would be useful? The contestants are lined up by their winnings from lowest to highest. The object of the game is to come as close to $1.00 as you can without going over $1.00. If a contestant spins over $1.00 they lose the game. Each player will take up to two… 0, 0

It’s latke time

…In my family it is traditional to eat latkes (Yiddish for potato pancakes) at this time of year. They are fried in a lot of oil and salted generously. My mom’s latkes were wonderful but they couldn’t have been good for you. I wonder if our present day focus on healthier foods has produced recipes that are better for you than my mom’s method was. latkes.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, MP.6, MP.8 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. latkes.docx latkes-solution.pdf… 0, 0

Do I have enough wrapping paper?

Clicking on this picture will show it larger in a new window. I have to wrap this box. In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. …with this wrapping paper …   Consider starting off the lesson showing the pictures of the box and of the wrapping paper. Ask kids if they think if one… 0, 0

Is the Electoral College unfair?

Show your students this really cute segment 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. After showing the video consider asking your students what the grouping of students must have been for “colored pencils” to win the class electoral college? Is there more than one possibility? What is the minimum number of students that could have voted for colored pencils for them to still win the… 0, 0

Earth’s Perihelion

On Wednesday, January 4, 2017, Earth will be as close as it gets to the Sun during its orbit. Shouldn’t that make this the warmest time of the year? In this activity students become familiar with the terms perihelion and aphelion as they calculate 1 AU and the perihelion distance in miles and kilometers. Students decide how much closer we will be to the Sun on January 4th, 2017 then on Earth’s aphelion, July 3rd, 2017, and figure out how long it will take to get to the sun leaving now in a… 0, 0

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

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