Act II - What information would be helpful to figure out how many 1/4 teaspoons you need? How many 1/4 teaspoons are equivalent to a whole teaspoon? How can you visualize this? What math models this problem? If helpful check out this online fraction bar tool.
How much snow is that? - How many inches of snow produced that pile? How much snow in volume is on top of the car? How much could that snow weigh? Approximation, snow/water equivalent rates (SWE) 5.MD.C, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, 7.EE.B, 7.G, 7.EE.A
Snowy days - Students make predictions of total snow fallen in a 23 hour period. average snow fall rates, graphing, slope analysis for a real event. 8.F.5 , 8.SP, HSF.IF.B.6 , HSF.LE.A.2 , HSS.ID.B.6
It sure is cold out ... or is it? - Correlation between place latitudes and average January temperatures is investigated. averaging, missing data for averaging, line of best fit, extrapolation 6.SP.5, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.2, 8.SP.3, HSS.ID.B.6, HSS.ID.C.7, HSA.CED.A.2, HSF.LE.A.1
John Urschel is a young man with several seemingly disparate characteristics and talents. He is an athlete and a mathematician and he is a black man and a mathematician. He loves what he does and he is good at it all.
In this activity, students can learn about this mathematician and retired pro football player as they read to create a timeline of his life and accomplishments. They compare his milestone to the milestones that are usually met in schools.