How much did the tooth fairy give you when you lost a tooth?

Think back to when you were loosing your baby teeth.  What was the going tooth rate in your house? Do you think that, on average, you were paid well or were you disappointed?  Was your first tooth-loss especially remunerative?  Look at historical averages and check out how you did.

The activity: ToothFairy.pdf

CCSS: 5.G, 5.NBT, 5.OA, 6.NS

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Mother’s Day 2021 – 13 activities

Just updated!  Mother's Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending.  You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy!


For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

mothers-day-numbers2021.docx      mothers-day-numbers2021-solution.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP

It’s tick time again … and Lyme disease

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With the start of summer and wonderful outdoor activities, it might be good to examine the growth of Lyme disease and to recognize its carrier, the deer tick.

Will this be a record year?

Hopefully this math activity will alert your students to the care that should be taken when outdoors.

Does an NFL player’s draft order mean a lot for the player?


This Thursday, April 28, college football players will be awaiting knowing their futures in the NFL.Every spring, roughly 250 college football players are drafted by NFL teams through the NFL draft.  Team rosters, careers, and multi-million dollar contracts are on the line ...  This is one of the biggest days of a football players life.

Should a football player be overly concerned with where in the draft order they will be picked?  How much does where they are drafted effect their earnings?  How does draft pick selection relate to player contracts?  Check out the graph below:

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Shoprite’s solar energy goals on the African continent

Shoprite is the largest supermarket chain in Africa.  The company is presently engaged in increasing their use of solar power to harness the abundant natural resource of solar potential on the African continent.  Besides saving the Earth, how big is their investment and how much money will they save?

The activity: Shoprite-and-solar.pdf

CCSS: 4.MD, 5.MD, 6.RP, 7.RP

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions.

Shoprite-and-solar.docx    Shoprite-and-solar-solution.pdf