Tag: HSA.SSE.A.1

How long would it take you to double your invested money. Students look at different percent rates and calculate (and realize) how long doubling takes.

National Donut Day

Two activities to help celebrate National Donut Day
How many donuts is that = huge box of donuts to approximate.
How have donuts changed = torus volume measurements, formula intuition, and algebraic transformation of one formula into a second formula.

Math doesn’t usually create a buzz on Twitter.  This past week this post did just that.  People argued online about whether the answer was 16 or 1 and proceeded to insult each other’s intelligence in doing so. Use our write-up…

Choosing the NBA All-Star team

Updated for 2020!     The weekend of February 14 – 16 will be all about the NBA All-Stars. The two team captains are Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks) and LeBron James (Los Angeles Lakers). These guys were the vote getters among fan/media/players votes. On…

Fantasy Football

In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and interceptions. They are then challenged to generalize an equation that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve…

Who had the greatest NBA season ever?

Updated for 2019! In 2017 Russel Westbrook had one of the most dominating seasons ever, averaging a trip!e double per game.  James Harden lit up the league in 2018 and is considered the favorite for MVP.  Or what about Stephen…

Super Bowl ads and scientific notation

Let your students revisit and reflect on the interesting commercials with this scientific notation activity.
Students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the cost of Super Bowl commercials. After working with these incredible costs, students get to express their opinions about the ads and decide who the marketing was geared towards.

How much have doughnuts changed?

Students learn the reasonableness of the torus volume formula and use it to analyze how donuts have changed.