# Tag: 6.NS

## Will I have enough stuff?

We have 2 activities for National S’mores Day. (1) Number of ingredients to buy with no waste for all of my guests! (2) Building the largest S’more ever. What is reasonable.? How many marshmallows are in this recipe? How many people could this cookie feed? How many marshmallows could you eat?

## Wildfires and particulate matter

Wildfires in Canada have been spreading dangerous smoke pollution throughout much of North America. What is a dangerous size of particles per cubic meter (PM)? How tiny is that? How do those particles get into your body?

## Passover starts on Wednesday

Two activities involving fraction halving, doubling, and tripling operations with recipes for Passover. Students end up creating a huge matzo ball.

## Iditarod 2023 – The Last Great Race on Earth

The Iditarod Dogsled Race will begin this year on Saturday, March 4th in Anchorage, Alaska. It is often called The Last Great Race on Earth because it is so long and grueling. Students do some rate, distance, and hardship comparisons to decide if…

## Is 2023 a special number?

What do you notice about 2023?
Does 2023 meet the criteria?
Big deal?  Rare?  Often?

## The Algebra of Magic Squares

Students examine Magic Squares for how they could help with math computation practice and having fun.

## Participation in Halloween activities

Students analyze the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor of October 31st.  This activity takes kids through finding parts of wholes as well as ratio, percents and proportion problems.

## Super Bowl Numerals

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.

## Bowl by the hour or the game?

Students consider the posted pricing of this bowling alley. What must they consider when choosing how to pay? What do you expect will be the best deal? How do you know?

What is interesting about the number, 12 22 21 … and why did we put it on YummyMath today?

## End of Daylight Savings time confusion

In this activity students try to figure out how time settings will change as they move from place to place and what variables are involved in the daylight savings time shift. Day length? Latitude?

## Federal debt and deficit – What are they?

What’s the big deal with our national debt?  Do we actually borrow money to cover our debt?  If we do, imagine the interest charges? Help your students (and their families) understand the meaning and repercussions of too much debt. The…

## Chuck E. Cheese needed to shred

Chucky E. Cheese needed to shred 7 billion tickets at a cost of 2.3 million dollars. Was this the real cost of shredding them?

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

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 lost especially remunerative?  Look at historical averages and check out how you did.

## Lots of pieces

Brian has a lot of puzzles.  His family must love working on them. What do you wonder about his puzzles? What do you notice? Make an educated guess, about how many pieces are in all of these puzzles?  Can you…