97 search results for "8th"

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

What’s your favorite sport?

…to play to least favorite to play. Then they rank the same list of sports from favorite to watch to least favorite to watch. Students take the rank for each sport and plot the points on the grid. One example is pictured below. This activity targets 8th grade and/or high school to scatter plot standards and can be easily adapted for younger students, say 5th grade, to introduce or practice graphing in one quadrant. The activity: WhatsYourFavoriteSport.pdf For members we have an editable Word… 0, 1

Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…The NHL data sets itself up nicely for a line of best fit. We have two different activity guides. Data for both activities: BasketballStats.pdf FootballStats.pdf HockeyStats.pdf BaseballStats.pdf For middle school students, the lesson focuses on the 8th grade CCSS around scatter plots, association, outliers and clusters. Payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: 5.G.1, 5.G.2, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.6 For high school students the lesson focuses on high school CCSS, such as correlation… 0, 1

4th down

…ut 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 video of a team recently going for it on 4th down (youtube link) And check out… 0, 1

How much caffeine?

We stumbled upon this interesting caffeine infographic at visual.ly. Wonderings? How many McDonalds coffees do I need to get the same amount of caffeine that I would get in a Starbucks coffee? What is the whole circle worth? How do you know? Is there a drink that has so much caffeine per ounce that it can’t be represented with one circle? How do popular sodas and energy drinks compare in caffeine content? The Lesson: are-all-caffeine-drinks-equal.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc,… 0, 0

Christmas tree lights – How many do I need?

Check out our Christmas Tree. You need to buy lights for the tree. Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights you will need. What information do you need to better estimate the number of feet of lights that you need? (Give students time to consider what info they have and what they need) Activity is here for your class: ChristmasTree.pdf CCSS: HSG.MG.A.1, MP.1, MP.2, MP.3, MP.4 For members we have an editable Word doc of this activity and a solution with teacher guide below…. 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

Lighting the Olympic Torch

The 2016 Summer Olympic games won’t begin until on August 5th of this year but already the Olympic Torch has been lit and is traveling to the game’s site, Brazil, by 12,000 relay participants. Watch the lighting video and wonder how it was done … where is the match? How is she doing that? Describe what you see. Our animation is simpler than trying to demonstrate the reflections of a parabolic mirror. Let your students study the sunlight reflections and hypothesize why the focus of the mirror… 0, 0

At least the days are getting longer

Clicking on this image will take you to to the University of Nebraska’s astronomy simulation in a new window. What’s your guess as to how fast the number of daylight hours will change each day from now until June 21st? Will the changes be dramatic? Will the lengthening days be only a subtle change? Students make guesses; compute how long, on average, the change in daylight hours should be; play with a cool piece of comparison technology; and finally understand the variability in our year of… 0, 0

Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan

from: http://www.bbc.com/news/ A powerful typhoon has just passed Okinawa, Japan’s southern-most prefecture, and is expected to continue to be very powerful. What is a typhoon? How are they scaled? In this activity students become aware of various storm rankings and severity as they practice changing knots to km/hr or mph and try to gauge the power of this typhoon. Students can also practice number line graphing skills with Typhoon-number-line.pdf Student Handout: Super-Typhoon-Neoguri.pdf For… 0, 0

One huge beach towel!

Act One: Check out this beach towel! What do you wonder? What would you like to know? Towel project by Misael Soto. Miami artist, Misael Soto (pictured on the left below), created this giant art project to make a statement about people sharing territory at the beach. In the morning he brings sunscreen, snacks, drinks, and games to share and … lays out his towel. Act Two: Study these pictures to see what you can figure out. You can click on each picture and see it larger (as a class);… 0, 0

Candy sales, Peeps and chocolate bunnies – 3 timely activities

Holiday candy sales – Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays do they think that the most candy is sold? What percents of annual candy sales do they think each holiday contributes? Students reason and estimate with these questions. In Brian’s activity we ask students to translate a pie chart of information on candy sales to actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Hanuka, and Valentine’s Day. 6. RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.RP.3, circle graph, data analysis,… 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

The growth of Godzilla

Image from Kris Holt: http://www.policymic.com/articles/76357/the-scary-way-godzilla-has-evolved-through-the-years-in-one-chart The new Godzilla movie is out at theaters. His first appearance was in 1954 when he was created in Japan and crushed Tokyo. He appears to have grown. Do the film-makers have him growing appropriately? Lets do the math. The math activity: Godzilla.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel spreadsheet of data and some charts, and solutions. Godzilla.docx… 0, 0

Black Friday deals

…When shopping next Friday, students will be able to add some understanding and analysis to the trip after calculating savings in dollars and percents with this timely investigation. black-friday2016.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.3, 7.EE.2, 7.EE3 And for members we have solutions already created to ease your teaching preparations. black-friday2016.docx black-friday2016-solutions.pdf Or check out this lesson called: How Much Should You Spend at this Sale?… 0, 0