…grade algebra teacher in Newton, MA. Thanks for sharing this timely activity with us, Mr. Fehlner! Want to see student work? The Blog: “Teaching Math Rocks” changed the title of the activity for High School students and they have provided student work samples. diapers2016.pdf diapers2016.docx diapers.xlsx diapers2016-solutions.pdf CCSS: 6.EE.9, 7.EE.4, 8.F.2, 8.F.4, 8.EE.8, HS.F-IF.8.B, HS.F-LE.2, HS.F-LE.5, MP7, MP8… 0, 3

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# Earth Day, 2017

…this sure seems like a lot of counting backwards to figure out when I should plant my seeds here in Boston. This activity introduces students to the use of the computational power of a spreadsheets to easily count the time between two dates. HSF.BF, HS.M, HSA.REI, HSA.CED, HSN, MP.5 How do you count a Crowd – There will be marches this weekend to support the value of science and respect for our changing planet. In this activity students devise methods for counting the crowd’s actual size. We… 0, 3

# What’s my angle?

…p save the planet by adding solar panels to my roof! Should I tilt the panels on my roof to more accurately aim towards the Sun? If so, at what angle should I use? Should I be able to adjust the panels to better receive low winter Sun and high summer Sun? How do I figure all of this out? The activity: SolarPanelAngle.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. SolarPanelAngle.docx SolarPanelAngle-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.G.B, 8.EE.B, HSG.CO, HSG.SRT, HS.TF, HS.C, MP2 Like this… 0, 2

# Where do those convention delegate numbers come from?

…We hear nightly about who won delegates in state elections. But different states have different numbers of delegates. How is that figured out? Is it fair? The activity: Delegates.pdf Here’s a calendar of the nomination process: ElectionCalendar.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. Delegates.docx Delegates-solutions.pdf CCSS: 5.OA, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 8.SP, HS.CED, HS Modeling Click here to see all of our activities listed in one place…. 0, 2

# Figuring planting dates

…tivity introduces students to the use of the computational power of a spreadsheets to easily count the time between two dates. The activity and some sample seed packets. How-many-days-till.pdf SampleSeedPackets.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet with computations, and solutions. How-many-days-till.docx Days-till.xlsx How-many-days-till-solution.pdf CCSS: HSF.BF, HS.M, HSA.REI, HSA.CED, HSN, MP.5… 0, 1

# Bits, bytes, and nibbles

…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, 6.EE.2, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.EE, 7.SP, 8.EE.1, HS.modeling, HSN.Q, HSS.CP.9… 0, 1

# 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

# Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

…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 coefficients and distinguishing between correlation and causation. HS-team-payrolls-vs-wins.pdf CCSS: HSS.ID.C.8, HSS.ID.C.9, HSS.ID.B.6 For members we have an Excel sheet of the data, editable graph blanks, editable Word docs and solutions. UniversalGrid.pdf Sports-vs-Wins-with-graphs-correlations.xlsx Payrolls-vs-wins.doc… 0, 3

# Is this possible?

…Brian Shoemaker, a Newton, MA mathematics teacher, saw this Dunkin Donuts Mazda traveling down the road. He wondered if that size coffee cup could really have coffee in it. Wouldn’t the car rock back on its rear bumper? How much would that much coffee even cost. Let’s try to find out. Big-big-coffee.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. Big-big-coffee.doc Big-coffee-solution.pdf CCSS: 8.G.9, HSG.GMD.3, HSG.MG.1… 0, 2

# 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

…, Electoral College 101. You might also find it useful to play around with this interactive Electoral College Simulator. It can help kids see just how important winning some key swings states can be. Our Electoral College math activity (really good for social studies too) … + a great cartogram showing the relative voting size of each state. The Activity: electoral-college2016.pdf Cartogram-for-keeping-track.pdf CCSS: 6.EE, 7.RP.A, 8.EE, HSG.MG.A, MP.4 For members we have an editable Word docx… 0, 0

# Cost of light bulbs – updated!

…ight also want to compare the costs of each bulb over time for various number of bulbs in their home using this interactive Desmos graphing application. LightBulbs2016.pdf CCSS: 5.NBT.3, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.9, 8.EE.8, HSF.IF.C.7.B, HSA.REI.C.6, HSA.CED.A.2 For members we have a Word docx, and Excel sheet with loads of data, and solutions and teacher suggestions below. LightBulbs2016.docx Bulbs2016.xlsx LightBulbs2016-solution.pdf Thanking Jason Kibbe, Chambersburg, PA, middle… 0, 0

# Fantastic Beasts – What did it cost to make?

…alyze the interquartile values to understand outliers. This is an interesting set of data, with an outlier and a mode that may be the most representative measure of the set. Enjoy the Beasts! CCSS: 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, HSS.ID.A.1, HSS.ID.A.2, HSS.ID.A.3 The activity: How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions & tips. How_much_does_it_cost_to_make_a_Harry_Potter_movie.docx… 0, 0

# Wheel of Theodorus

# The Fiscal Cliff – sounds scary

…stand 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 FiscalCliff-solutions.pdf CCSS: 8.SP, 7.SP, HSF-IF To further understand the words Deficit and Debt, check out this post…. 0, 0