29 search results for "fractions"

Drill bit fractions

Act One:  Drill bits are measured by the diameter of the bit in inches. The drill bits below are ordered left to right in increasing size. The numerators in the fractions have been blacked out.  What could the numerators be?  Explain your…

Super Bowl and Ground Hog day (9 activities)

+ Even more NFL math! Super Bowl ads and scientific notation  Updated! – On Monday, when the Super Bowl is over and all of the ads have been seen, use this scientific notation activity to involve math students in the talk of…

Martin Luther King, Jr. (5 activities)

Data on the National Mall sites – Two data analysis activities about the National Mall. Who do we honor? – What people or events are included in the National Mall monuments? Students use fractions or percents to decide what they can notice…

Winter holidays – 17 activities

17 Great activities to finish your 2019 classroom year!

Thanksgiving, football, Black Friday, and giving (11 activities)

11 math activities to use before the Thanksgiving break. Football, Turkey baking, Consumer spending, Macy’s Parade, mashed potato recipe doubling, and more …

Not enough mashed potatoes

Using his famous mashed potato recipe, Brian has asked students to change decimals to fractions, to calculate ingredient measures for various-sized Thanksgiving gatherings, to explain their thinking in calculating these figures and to judge how many servings could be created…

Halloween activities (14)

Fourteen activities that will please and intrigue your students as October comes to an end.

Two activities that you could use to get your students ready for Father’s Day.

Passover and Easter are almost here

6 activities! Peeps – Students estimate the number of Peeps sold each Easter season.  They consider reasonability by making guesses they think might be too high and too low. Students determine necessary info, problem solve and improve their original estimates.  They conduct random samplings…

What are the odds that Justify can win the Triple Crown?

Justify has won the Triple Crown.  He’s the 13th horse to ever win all three races … Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes.  Amazing! How do you calculate compound probability?  Skip the betting odds and deal only with the…

Triple Crown hopeful at the Preakness Stakes

Justify won the Preakness – Can he win the Triple Crown? This past Saturday was the running of the Preakness Stakes Thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Preakness is the second major race for 3-year old thoroughbreds to run…

Pizza party figuring

In this activity students decide how to divide 2 pizzas amongst 6 adults and 3 pizzas amongst 8 kids.  Fractional pizza parts need to be drawn and considerations discussed about which fractions are greater. Students interpret a fraction as division…