…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

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## Thank you, mother and father, for all of those diapers

…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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## 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

## Mother’s Day activities

…e diapers? How much did you cost your parents in diapers? An investigation which develops and uses systems of equations. 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 A gorgeous, glittery Mother’s Day card – Finding the area of a heart by finding upper and lower limits. BejeweledMother’sDayCard.pdf Mother’sDay-card-blank – If you want to try this craft idea. For members we have an… 0, 3

## When organizing data is confusing? Venn diagrams for Rio?

…information that is available in order to to draw a new conclusion. Which data is important and which is not? How many athletes have come home from the 2016 Summer Olympics empty-handed? ThoseWhoDidn’tMedal.pdf OlympicMedalCounts.xlsx CCSS: 7.SP.C, HSM, MP1, MP3, MP4, MP5 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions/teacher hints. ThoseWhoDidn’tMedal.docx ThoseWhoDidn’tMedal-solution.pdf More Olympic posts: Olympic Medal Tables – What is a fair way to rank countries? Which events do… 0, 0

## $10,000 a week or $10 million all at once?

…$10,000 compare to $10 million? Why is that important to consider in this problem? How do life-expectancies, taxes and investments factor into this problem? The activity: 10Thousand-10Million.pdf, updated! CCSS: 5.NBT.A.1,5.NBT.A.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.3,.HSF.LE.A.1 & possibly all the practice standards. This is activity is really accessible to student elementary through high school with varying depth of study. For members we have an editable Word docx and our solutions. 10Thousand-10Million.docx… 0, 0

## Shrinking Toblerone

…ideo news story on the delicious shrinking Toblerone bar here. Two sizes of Toblerone bars are now configured differently. How much did they lop off? How much did the price per gram of chocolate change? Is the price per gram still the same, if not how might you adjust the price of the products to make it fair? How much could you buy for $1.00? Could you have designed it better? The activity: toblerone-reduction.pdf CCSS: 5.MD.3, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.G.6, HSN.Q.A.1 For members we have an editable… 0, 0

## Swimsuits – a drag?

…tivity is about drag and one method for calculating drag. Students observe what increases or decreases drag and how each element of drag directly, directly squared, or inversely affects a swimmer’s performance. SwimmingDrag.pdf CCSS: 7.RP.A, 7.EE.B, HSA/CED.A4, MP1, MP4, MP7 For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions. SwimmingDrag.docx SwimmingDrag-solution.pdf Here are some other Olympic themed activities; Which Olympic events do you want to watch? – Subjective and objective… 0, 0

## Pokémon GO! I should have invested

Pikachu Pokémon GO is all the rage. News reports show people glued to their smart phones as they travel to nearby landmarks where virtual critters appear and need to be caught by throwing Pokémon Balls with a phone swipe. Well, at least those gamers are getting a little exercise. Let your students talk about gaming as they quantify how popular this has become, how much data is consumed by gamers, how much of an average data plan will be consumed by playing, and how they could have become rich… 0, 0