Tag: 6.EE.2

Wind chill

Students use the National Weather System chart to gauge wind chill, examine the patterns that correlate increasing wind and/or decreasing temperatures, use wind chill numbers to estimate possible wind and temperature factors, and generally become familiar with this sort of interpolation and calculation.

Choosing the NBA All-Star team

Updated for 2020!     The weekend of February 14 – 16 will be all about the NBA All-Stars. The two team captains are Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers). These guys were the vote getters among fan/media/players votes. On…

Fantasy Football

In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and interceptions. They are then challenged to generalize an equation that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve…

Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

Updated for 2019! In 2017 Russel Westbrook had one of the most dominating seasons ever, averaging a trip!e double per game.  James Harden lit up the league in 2018 and is considered the favorite for MVP.  Or what about Stephen…

Olympic rankings

Check out the two images of the 2008 summer Olympic medal counts.  What do you notice? The Olympic Games are competitions between athletes in individual or team events and are not meant to be between countries. The International Olympic Committee…

Super Bowl ads and scientific notation

Let your students revisit and reflect on the interesting commercials with this scientific notation activity.
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.

How high can a gymnastic score be?

Updated for 2021! Gymnasts have just successfully competed in St Louis, Missouri for positions on the USA Olympic team.  As you watch their performances don’t you wonder how their scores are determined and what the top score could be? (It’s not a…

Bits, bytes, and nibbles

Clicking on the image will show it larger. I’m not very good at understanding how large my device capacities are and how big the files that I want to download are in comparison.  I decided to practice with the numbers…