…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

# 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

# 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

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# Pixar versus DreamWorks

…n materials you can find several different box plots and bar graphs that students might create to compare DreamWorks and Pixar. Students may also come up with other ideas for comparing the two companies. Consider launching this activity with a few of these Pixar movie trailers and these Dreamworks movie trailers. The activity: + a student's Excel file: BestAnimations2016.pdf + Pixar_vs._Dreamworks-students2016.xlsx CCSS: 3.MD.3, 6.SP.1, 6.SP.2, 6.SP.3, 6.SP.4, 6.SP.5, 7.SP.3, 7.SP.4,… 0, 0

# 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

# Starbucks, 2012

Time to give students some authentic math on a topic they will surely be interested in … Starbucks. We ask and answer a few questions in this activity. About how many drinks does Starbucks sell in a year? If I want to be health conscious, are there certain drinks that are healthier or less healthy for me? How much does the type of milk or whether or not I get whipped cream in my drink really matter?Let students explore these questions, while they problem solve and reason with numbers in our… 0, 0