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After a classroom in the Fireland Schools of Ohio found an error in my counting (Soda Menorah) and let me know of the mistake, I sent them my thanks and received this in return ... "Thank you, Leslie! Your reply is so important to them. You made them feel very special and important...and smart! I think it is so important for them to feel that they can tackle these difficult real life problems. I told them they will never look at a soda display the same way again. Your site is wonderful! I love to tell them when they are meeting 7th and 8th grade standards. Today we did some Fibonacci coloring. I can't wait to hang up the beautiful math art!" Teresa Dempsey 12/4/15
This is so great! It is just what I needed for a Unit on dividing with fractions that I have been working on. I also think this can apply to number sense as well if you extend this activity to using other forms of measurement (i.e. a 1/2 or 1/3 measuring cup as well as a 1/4 measuring cup). This creates a problem solving situation where the students use number sense and their understanding of fractions to determine which measuring cup should be used. Father's Day Blueberry Surprise from Tiffany Kaywood
"Yummymath lessons are wonderful ways for students to explore, and learn about topics that may otherwise be boring or have no meaning for them. They allow students to think deeply about topics, and to apply new ideas to situations so that they can experience how the math they are learning can really be used. A great way to teach and learn." Teresa Ryan, Math Teacher Vintage High School, Napa, CA
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About "Amazing Lego Fireman" - "I started my classes by showing the video, then taking questions that they had. After doing the problem, there were still a couple of questions unanswered, so my students have decided to write a letter to Lego to ask their final questions. Thanks for the great and engaging problem. These are students who try to sit staring into space all period usually. The discussions and stories that came out of this were great, as well as the questions they had!!" Teresa Ryan, Math Teacher Vintage High School, Napa, CA
Are You Ready for Some Football? Fantasy Football Math ProjectPosted on This week, we kicked off our fantasy football project in Pre-Algebra. This is my absolute favorite project! The kids get excited, I get excited, and we have a lot of fun competing against each other while learning to work with formulas and spreadsheets.
I used a Yummy Math activity to introduce the project and get my students used to how scoring in fantasy football works. I like how this activity walks students through a couple concrete examples and moves them to writing a formula. I changed the formula for the project this year to reflect the one used in this Yummy Math activity.
After students write a formula for total points, they are then given the total number of points a player scores and have to calculate another piece of missing data (such as passing yards). It was interesting to see the different strategies used by students. In the past, I would have felt the need to force them to write equations and solve equations, but today I felt it was best to let them use whatever strategy they decided to use. Part of the reason for this is we have not reviewed solving equations yet and another part of it was I wanted to build their confidence as problem solvers and allow them to try multiple ways to solve a problem. Some students used guess and check, while others broke the problems up into parts and solved it. I went around group to group to show them how they can use equations to solve it, and it was interesting to see which students took on the extra challenge and which kept working with the method they felt most comfortable using. I wonder if it is a maturity issue. Many of my students are still very concrete in their thinking and they may not see how an equation models the problem they are solving. All in all, this was the perfect introduction to our fantasy football project. The boys can’t wait for it to start, and neither can I! - Nick Romero, from Learning Everyday -
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I absolutely love this website! Thank you for creating and updating so many real world relevant math activities!" Nicole Umland, Oct 29, 2015, Sioux City Community Schools