Brian has spent too much time thinking about his leaf raking. He’s worried about doing the job alone and about how long the job would take with different numbers of rakers. In this activity students see the inverse relationship between…

What is your favorite sport? Wait, do I mean your favorite sport to play or your favorite sport to watch? Does it matter? Are your favorite to-watch sport and your favorite to-play sport the same sport or different? How does…

How Much Will Movie Tickets Cost in the Future? – Updated! In this investigation, Brian looks at the changes in movie ticket prices over the last 38 years. Using his scatter plot (or his data) students analyze rates of change, make predictions…

In 1950, one gallon of gasoline costs $0.27. Today the prices are going down but are they as low as they were in 1950? Or could $0.27 buy more in 1950? In this activity we begin to understand the relative…

In this activity students do a little comparison shopping as they determine which size Goldfish product is the best deal. Students are introduced to the ratio table as a tool for determining equivalent ratios and comparing different rates. Students graph cost per ounce relationships and answer a…