# Tag: 7.NS

## Thanksgiving, football, shopping and giving

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

## 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.

## 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?

## It’s opening weekend for Barbie

This activity lets students express their excitement (or lack of) in seeing this new movie, study the data of previously successful movies, and predict whether Barbie will be a financial success.

## 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?

## Summer Solstice, the longest day

In this activity, students compare length of daylight to place latitude while studying the correlation, evaluating Excel generated formulas, and appreciating the significance of this date.

## Father’s Day and Juneteenth

For Father’s Day Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers – Students compare the cost of buying disposable versus cloth diapers. They estimate how much they cost their parents in diapers and consider how much they will…

## It’s almost summer now

How much water should you drink? How much pee is in this pool? How has the presence of lyme disease changed? Which is the best drink deal at the fair?

## 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.

## MLK and efforts towards racial justice

Timelines for the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.  – Students create one of two timelines about Martin Luther King Jr’s life or the efforts in America to create a more fair racial balance in the U.S.  …

## Earth’s perihelion with the Sun

Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, Earth will be as close as it gets to the Sun during its orbit. Shouldn’t that make this the warmest time of the year? In this activity students become familiar with the terms perihelion and aphelion as they calculate…

## Is 2023 a special number?

What do you notice about 2023?
What is a Harshad number?
Does 2023 meet the criteria?
Big deal?  Rare?  Often?

## Before the holidays (16 activities)

We have tons (well, 16) of activities to bring to your class in this last week before the holiday break. Movies, science, art, cooking, economics, weather and the logic of calendars. Enjoy!

## The Algebra of Magic Squares

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

## Spider-Man continues

How much did it cost to make?
How much will it gross?
Is the Spider-Man phenomena a guarantee for success?
How would you compare all of the Spider-Man movies?