…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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# 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

# 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

# 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 18, 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

# 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

# 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

# How much does it cost to go back to school?

…ore accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to get estimating, researching, reasoning, calculating and communication skills honed for the coming year. The activity: BackToSchoolCosts2016.pdf Sample-back-to-school-checklists.pdf Present minimumwage-by-state2016.pdf CCSS: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.3, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.5, 7.EE.3, MP5, HSF, HSA For members… 0, 0

# Souvenirs and concessions

…t very little support will be needed from the teacher. This is a good way to begin systems. Even students who are not yet ready to solve systems will find these problems solvable by logic or with our variable sum chart below. sports-systems.pdf variable-sum-chart.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions. sports-systems.doc sports-systems-solutions.pdf CCSS: 8.EE.8, HSA.CED.3, HSA.REI.6… 0, 0

# Albert Pujols … On Pace? 2013

…is his new reality? Then what records will he break? Albert_Pujols_on_pace.pdf For members we have a Word doc, an Excel sheet, and solutions. Albert_Pujols_on_pace.doc Pujols.xls Albert_Pujols-solutions.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.2, 8.EE.5, 8.F.4, HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.LE.A.2 You could also engage your students with creating the equations of these rates and making their judgments and observations from the graphs created. This could be a interesting way to explore the differences between a directly proportional… 0, 0

# In honor of Presidents’ Day find out about President’s pay

…e analyzed and modeled. Or discuss Presidential Pay over time using the interactive plot.ly graphs at the bottom of this post. The activity: Presidents-pay2017.pdf For members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet of our data and graphs, and solutions. Presidents-pay2017.docx presidents-salaries2017.xlsx Presidents-pay2017-solution.pdf CCSS: 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.4, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSA.REI, HSF.IF.4 See our graphs on plot.ly…. 0, 0

# Will college be affordable?

…r that gives the average cost of room and board since 1978. Use these graphs and the sliders to determine future college costs. Student Activity Handout: HowMuchWillCollegeCost.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc, an Excel sheet showing graphs and calculations, a labeled but blank graph for your students to use, and solutions. HowMuchWillCollegeCost.docx college-affordable2016.xls BlankGraph.pdf HowMuchWillCollegeCost-solution.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.3, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6 Click here to… 0, 0

# How many times bigger?

…wo: What additional information would be useful here? (Clicking on any of these images will let you see them larger.) Act Three Solutions and teaching hints for members: CozyCoup-solution.pdf Sequel: The cozy coup manufacturers are making a giant cozy coupe that is roughly the same proportions as these cars. List possible dimensions of the giant cozy coupe. CCSS: 7.G.1, 7.G.6, 7.RP.3, HSG.MG.A.1, MP1, MP2, MP4… 0, 0