# Tag: 6.RP

## Will I pay less if I buy more?

In this activity, when you spend more than the three cut-off points you get a greater discount. What amounts should you not spend? Should you spend more to get the greater discount? What does this data look like when graphed?

## Starbucks sales and nutrition

Updated!  It’s a good time to give students some authentic math on a topic they probably will be interested in … Starbucks beverages.  We ask and answer a few questions in this activity. About how many drinks does Starbucks sell…

## Thanksgiving, football, shopping and giving

Thirteen provocative activities for this holiday season of Thanksgiving, football, and shopping.

## What is a quantum dot?

Students learn about nanotechnology and why it works by looking closely at surface area and its comparison to volume. Hopefully they will begin to understand the incredible possibilities of this science.

## Veterans Day, 2023

Population and Density maps of where Veterans live. What can you observe? What do you wonder? How do they compare?

## Yummy Pumpkin Pie

23 people are coming to my house for pumpkin pie and a hike. How many pies should I make?  How much of each ingredient will I need? What quantities should I buy?  Engage your students in estimation, multiplication of fractions and proportional reasoning.

## How many Americans (and their pets) participate in Halloween?

Surveys show that more and more people are involved in and spending on Halloween activities. If the percent of Americans participating continues at this pace and the population continues to grow at a smaller percentage, will all Americans soon be celebrating Halloween?

## Indigenous Peoples or Columbus Day

Two activities – Students calculate how large Columbus must have thought the circumference of the Earth was if he reached the East India when he landed in the Bahamas + history of who lived there. In the second activity, students use latitude and longitude to analyze the distances Columbus’s trip involved.

## Little Amal walks across the United States

Little Amal’s plight as a 10-year old Syrian refuge is a powerful story to see and speak about as students calculate this giant puppet’s components and try to understand her movements.

## Will the Barbie movie out-perform Avatar at the box office?

Do you think that Barbie can out-earn Avatar?  Students study the numbers, recognize the need for an inflation adjustment, get to share their observations about the movie and its messages, and draw their own conclusions about how far Barbie will go as a money-maker.

## Justin Verlander’s lunch bill

In the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to play (and lose to) the Boston Red Sox in the finals.  Evidently the population of Los Angeles held a grudge with the Astro’s…

## Jock tax 2023

In this activity students consider the remarkable differences in state taxes that high paid pro athletes have to pay. Students determine how much more money an athlete should be paid in a high tax state in order to offset the taxes.

## Calculator back-to-school sales

Just a class opener! Let students practice the meaning of savings and percent saving as you show them each of our on-sale calculator advertisements and ask them for calculations and opinions.

## Lionel Messi, soccer star and influencer

Lionel Messi is possibly the best soccer player in the world. How much influence does he have? Messi just shared an Apple TV link on his Instagram account.  The link takes you to Apple TV where you can subscribe and,…

## Ice Cream Day – July 16th

We have two timely activities … Updated! All the ice cream that you can eat   All the ice cream that you can eat for only 10 cents!  Wow, that’s a great deal!  How great a deal was that? The history…