Should you buy a hybrid or an electric car to save money and the planet? Students create equations for finding the break-even points of these vehicles by mileage and years of ownership. They then work with systems of equations to…

# Tag: 7.SP

## At last, its summer again

## Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and The Longest Day (summer solstice)

## NBA Finals 2022

## Memorial Day 2022

Who are we honoring? How did the holiday come about? Isn’t Memorial Day usually on May 30th?

Students learn a little about the history of the holiday, analyze the possibilities and patterns for when it is celebrated and make observations about the incredible numbers of deaths that have been caused by war.

## Olympic Schedule

## How often is Phil correct? Ground Hog Day

## Home team advantage?

Ask students whether they think a game played at home gives their team an advantage. If so, how much of an advantage? Enjoy the discussion first, then show them our graphic.

Students use the infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins. They consider the best home team, the best away team and decide if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field advantage.

## Veterans Day 2021

## Halloween spending 2021

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.

## Can I get your order right?

## It’s tick time again … and Lyme disease

## Peeps

This activity is a investigation intended to get students and teachers to loosen up a little and appreciate how just considering a situation might lead you to a very reasonable approximation.

Too often students think that there is only one answer that is right and that the method for approaching that solution is also limited to the “correct” approach. Surely this fear of experimenting and guessing leads to math anxieties and the fear to reason and experiment.