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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

Collecting the most candy!

Clicking on any of these images will show them larger in a new window. Use 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… 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

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

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


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

The spread of Lyme disease

Deer tick

With the start of summer and wonderful outdoor activities, it might be good to examine the growth of Lyme disease occurrences in the United States. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a wonderful map that you can use to show where Lyme was in 2001, 2002, etcetera through 2013. For the math part you can study the rate of growth numerically and graphically. So this math activity might encourage you to be careful and stay healthy. Clicking on this image will take you to a… 0, 0