Is the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote? The winner of the Presidential Popular vote (November 3, 2020) is not always the same as the winner of the Electoral College vote (January 6, 2020). In this activity students…

# Tag: 6th

## 14 activities for Halloween

## Candy deals

## Is the Electoral College fair?

After showing the video consider asking your students what the grouping of students must have been for “colored pencils” to win the class electoral college? Is there more than one possibility? What is the minimum number of students that could have voted for colored pencils for them to still win the Electoral College. Students then consider scenarios where a candidate wins the popular vote, but loses the Electoral College.

## Is the Electoral College vote similar to the Popular vote?

## Costume spending 2020

Use our current data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of 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. Beware: the tasks in this activity involve some large numbers as well as some challenging fraction/ratio/proportion problems.

## Electoral College vs. the popular vote

## Monster cake

First, students need to find the surface area that the M&Ms cover in order to approximate how many M&Ms she needs to finish her cake.

When Brian tried to make the cake, he mistakenly added too much peanut butter. Now all the of ingredients will need to be increased by some percent to insure that the cake maintains appropriate ingredient ratios?

## How much chocolate is left?

## 2 Hiking Activities

## Chuck E. Cheese needs to shred

## Can you show that the Pythagorean Theorem works?

## Fall Equinox 2020

## Extreme weather 2020

Use the open number line and our lists of temperature extremes to make signed number operations and absolute value sensible. Students compare record high and low temps (integers) and use absolute value in order to always find the positive difference. Subtraction of negatives becomes obvious in this lesson.