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 the day.  Students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these incredible costs, students get to express their opinions about the ads and decide who the marketing was geared towards. 5.NBT.1, 5.NBT.2,  6.EE.2, 8.EE.1, 8.EE.3, 8.EE.4, HSA.SSE.A.1

Typical Super Bowl Scores

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In this activity students study historical Super Bowl data to reflect on average (mean, median, and mode), losing scores, winning scores, and range of scores. They are asked to judge which of these central measurements seem the most meaningful and explain their reasoning.  

Super Bowl Numerals

Updated!Super Bowl numbers are appearing again. As students start getting into the current Super Bowl hype, help them to understand the notation that the sports writers and advertisements are using. Introduce Roman numerals to your class.  In this activity students learn the rules for evaluating Roman numerals, decipher copyright dates, see how Roman numerals are used today, and do some strange looking arithmetic and surprisingly easy computation. 

Expensive Super Bowl ads

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The teams are set.  Don't you wonder what a Super Bowl ad will cost this year?  Will the price for 30 seconds be more? stay the same? or drop?

2013 Doritos "Goat for sale" Super Bowl commercial

This year a one-half minute ad will cost 5.6 million dollars!  Can the price for 30 seconds continue to rise? Do you wonder how much one ad will cost in the future?

Students plot the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad over the past 53 Super Bowls. How has the cost of a NFL Super Bowl ad changed over time? Has it grown linearly? Exponentially? or what?

Lunar New Year 2020 – Year of the Rat

Year of the Metal Rat

Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 25th. This will be the year of the Metal Rat.  The year name is a combination of 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches creating a sequence of year names that eventually repeat.

Students explore the least common multiple of two cycles without ever hearing the term LCM.  They explore some of Chinese culture and understand major significance of this annual event, while they “do the math”.