…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

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# 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

…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

# 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

…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

# 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

# Jackie Robinson

The movie “42” is the story of Jackie Robinson, a baseball player who became the first African-American to play in Major League Baseball since the game was segregated in the 1890’s. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him in April, 1947. He contributed to the civil right’s movement and paved the way for African-Americans to be accepted into professional sports. He went on to have a great ten year career in Major League Baseball and was later inducted… 0, 0

# 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

# Dark days, Winter solstice

…Students appreciate how their latitude effects the darkness of their late afternoon location as they study the earth’s tilt and the logic of daylight hours. The activity: winter-solstice2016.pdf CCSS: 7.G.3, HSG.C, HSG.GMD.4, HSG.MG.1 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. winter-solstice2016.docx winter-solstice2016-solution.pdf… 0, 0

# Cruising

There have been a lot of cruise ship mishaps and disasters this year. While these are in the news, let your students consider how these floating cities manage their resources and which of their needs are precarious as they calculate the per day and per cruise requirements. There’s plenty of room here for some fun extentions using our sewage numbers. Let us know of your ideas (or the kids)! Cruising.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Cruising.doc Cruising-solutions.pdf… 0, 0

# Highest grossing movies

Let your students develop their own ideas about compounded percent change while they have the opportunity to speak about the upcoming Academy Awards show. Worldwide box office income is compared for the top ten grossing movies of all time. Is total gross the most appropriate way to judge the popularity of a movie? How does inflation and increasing ticket prices come into play? Inflation rates are used to let students calculate how the money of 1997 compares to the money of 2013. The idea of… 0, 0