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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17th

Green, green river – They're doing it again. In Chicago, the local plumbers union "dye" the Chicago River emerald green. Students learn what PPM (parts per million) means and attempt to figure out how much dye is used to sufficiently color the river. CCSS: 5.MD, 6.RP, 6.G, 7.RP, 7.G McDonald's seasonally serves its Shamrock Shake for Saint Patrick's Day. Add a little nutrition math to your celebration. In this post we look at calories, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and proteins to decide what… 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

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

Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade, 2016

As we get ready for next week's holiday, students can study a map of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure and hypothesize why this route was chosen and then calculate how long each band will be marching and at what time they will arrive at the finish. Students even approximate the volume of two parade balloons 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… 0, 0


Jeremy Lin is the New York Knicks most startling player. His story is exciting in that he graduated from Harvard in 2010 and was not immediately drafted into the NBA. At first he was playing in the NBA Development League (D-League) but has been playing in the starting line-up of the Knicks since early February. Brian's written an investigation that involves analyzing Lin's strengths and weakness as a point guard. Bring Linsanity into your classroom with this great activity. Jeremy_Lin.pdf For… 0, 0

Cost of a gallon of gas

In 1950, one gallon of gasoline costs $0.27. Today the prices are going down but are they as low as they were in 1950? Or could $0.27 buy more in 1950? In this activity we begin to understand the relative value of a gallon of gasoline. Has the cost of gas really gone up? Students can use our activity sheet to discuss and refine the current value of past gasoline costs. The Activity: Price-of-Gas.pdf After feeling confident about the mathematics, students can complete our Historical Gas Price… 0, 0