…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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# 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

# 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 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

# The Fiscal Cliff – sounds scary

We’ve used a graphic to help students understand what is meant by the Fiscal Cliff. Students will understand some of the terms and study the consequences of two upcoming scenarios. They will be deducing information from the graphic. FiscalCliff.pdf To show the graphic on your smart board or just larger through your computer on a large screen use this image. (Clicking on the image makes it larger.) For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. FiscalCliff.doc… 0, 0

# Two to the … s

…Let your students practice exponents, fractional exponents, and roots with this powerful assignment that asks them to compute impressive mathematics in their heads. If you list the values of various 2 to the … s then you can ask students to calculate all kinds of amazing math in their heads. It’s like magic! or two-to-thes2.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. two-to-thes2.doc two-to-thes2-solution.pdf… 0, 0

# Electoral College vs the Popular vote

Click the map to create your own at 270toWin.com Let your students see how votes really count with our activity on the Electoral College. Can someone win the popular vote in the Presidential election and still not become President of the United States? Students can first watch a really cute movie 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. You might also find it useful to play around… 0, 0

# Asian giant hornets

Vespa mandarinia In AnKang, China in Shaanxi province, giant hornets have injured and killed scores of people. Government officials are now trying to eradicate these insect’s hives and have destroyed about 4,500 nests so far. The Asian giant hornet is the largest in the world. This picture is not life-sized. Can you tell how large it is? We’ve given a little drawing task to ask students to use metric measure to create a life-sized drawing of the insect. Asian-giant-hornet.pdf CCSS: 7.G.1 For… 0, 0

# Ghost Whisperer

Let your students play this great game online at Ghost Whisperer Crystal Ball and Figure out why it works. Construct viable arguments Critique the work of others This activity can be used with any grade level elementary through high school. Younger students might work with patterns, multiples and order of operations. Older students might work with systems of equations to prove how the Ghost Whisperer works. The lesson was contributed by Joe Donahue who teaches at Santa Ynez School in Santa… 0, 0

# Bits, bytes, and nibbles

Clicking on the image will show it larger. I’m not very good at understanding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison. I decided to practice with the numbers a bit to try to get a better understanding. Perhaps you and your students need some practice with this as well? Try it out. Bits&Nibbles.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Bits&Nibbles.doc Bits&Nibbles-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.2, 6.EE.1,… 0, 0

# Veterans Day

As Veterans Day approaches, let your students learn about and appreciate the meaning of the day by analyzing the powerful data that we’ve supplied. Students can use our numbers to create questions for their classmates … questions that can emphasize the tremendous gift of all those who have served in our armed forces. Teachers, feel free to use our data to create an investigation of your own devising. Each year we update these documents to show current numbers. There are now no living WW1 vets… 0, 0

# Holiday candy sales

Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays is the most candy is sold? What percents of annual candy sales does each holiday contribute? Consider using some independent think time, then small group discussion, then whole group discussion as kids reason and estimate with these questions. In Brian’s activity, he asks students to translate a pie chart of information on candy sales to actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas/Hanukka, and Valentine’s Day…. 0, 0

# Why is it so dark out?

Updated for 2015 This year’s winter solstice will be at 11:48 PM EST on December 21st (4:48 UTC December 22, 2015). In this geometry/Earth science investigation, we’ve asked students to question the Earth’s latitudinal divisions, recognize its tilt, and appreciate the relationship of these measures and our present dark time of year. winter-solstice2015.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, solutions to the activity, and possible observations and discussions. winter-solstice2015.docx… 0, 0

# Lifespan of a meme, the Harlem Shake

Clicking on this image will take you to the YouTube video that was first uploaded Feb 2nd at 1:17am and then reposted here. Five friends who skateboard and video tape made up a strange dance one afternoon and filmed it on February 2nd. Now the whole world knows them and their dance … weird. This is the story of the life of a meme. Students explore the story and amazing growth of this video in the social media world. What can you tell from this graph? Check out our math activity below:… 0, 0