# Tag: HSA

## April 15th happenings

We have 6 April 15th activities. The Boston Marathon, Where your tax money goes, Jackie Robinson, and Paul Revere’s ride.

## Daylight Savings Time and Pi Day are coming up!

How does the start of Daylight Savings Time make you feel? – updated! Will you wake up and go to sleep earlier or later on Sunday? What kind of chart or picture could you draw to help you compare before…

## Crazy Twos (Two to the…s)

Let your students practice manipulating exponents. Multiplication, division, roots, powers of powers.  This powerful activity asks them to do some impressive mathematics … in their heads.

## Death Valley, CA – How hot was it?

Take a guess at what the Fahrenheit reading on this sign must have been.
How did you make that guess?
Use the Fahrenheit conversion formula to calculate the missing number.

## How much will it cost this year to go back to school?

In this activity students work together to decide what equipment or supplies are necessary and how much they might cost. They research actual supply costs and finally decide how long they would have to work at minimum wage to pay for it all.

## Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest will return this year

Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held each July 4th since 1972.
What questions do you have from looking at all of this historical data?
How have the records changed?
Why do you think that is?
How many hot dogs can a human possibly eat in 10 minutes?

## Which car, hybrid or electric, should I buy?

Students create equations for finding the break-even points of hybrid and electric vehicles by mileage and years of ownership.  They work with systems of equations to find the number of years or number of miles where the cost of these cars are the same.

## Dunkin’s Go2s

Simultaneous equations with a Dunkin Donuts’ sandwich deal. Do you have enough information to solve it?

## World Cup rankings

In December soccer teams with the strongest world rankings were chosen to play in the once-every-4-years World Cup. The World Cup competition has just begun and will continue through July 15th. The team rankings are calculated in a pretty complex…

## How fast can you run?

In preparation for the Boston Marathon, we thought that an analysis of running speeds might be appropriate.Have you heard of The Six Million Dollar Man?  He was the character in a science fiction show about an astronaut that was rebuilt,…

## How did I graph this heart?

What equations did I use to make this beauty? algebraic-heart CCSS: 8.EE, 8.F, HSA, HSG

## Three great World Cup activities

World Cup ranking – Students explore the ranking formulated from each team’s previous 4 years of play in their geographical divisions.  The formula is complex and weighted. Is it fair?  5.OA, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.NS.B, 6.EE, 6.SP, 7.EE, 8.F, 8.SP, HSA World…

## Throwing up again

Anchorage, Alaska has received more than 100 inches of snow this winter.  The height of the tunnel to people’s homes is getting higher and higher. When they shovel an area, they have to throw the snow practically straight up from…