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How Many Chickens?


Farmer Frank raises chickens and pigs. Students are asked to use specific given information to determine how many of Farmer Frank's animals are chickens. This problem will require students to persevere as they apply prior knowledge of fractions, ratios, and percents to algebra concepts such as solving a system of equations.

10/8/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 6.EE.B.7 AZ.6.NS.C.9 7.EE.B.4a 8.EE.C.8a 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Find the Fraction!


Students will certainly need to persevere while applying their prior knowledge about variables, expressions, and equations to solve the fraction problem posed in this activity!

10/7/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.EE.B.6 7.EE.A.1 8.EE.C.7a 8.EE.C.7b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 6 7 8 Activity

Two Pails


This problem will challenge you to think about how to acquire 5 gallons of water if the only tools that you have are a 3 gallon pail and a 7 gallon pail. A great logic problem!

10/6/2015 Lynda Boepple
5.MD.C.5c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 5 Activity

A Pool Design Pattern


A pool desinger has lost his plans for some large, rectangular pools. He needs your help to sketch the next two pools in the pattern, and to develop a rule to determine how many tiles he'll need to create a visual model of the designs.

10/5/2015 Lynda Boepple
8.F.A.1 8.F.B.4 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 Activity

How Many Houses?


Carpenters and apprentices are busy building houses... Students are asked to answer four questions regarding the relationships between the number of workers and how many houses can be built during a specific number of days.

8/8/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d 7.RP.A.1 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 6 7 Activity

Here Fishy, Fishy!


Yolanda and Zachary each have some fish. Zachary gives Yolanda some of his fish, and now he has twice as many fish as she does. Students must utilize given information and apply proportional reasoning skills in order to figure out how many fish Zach gave Yolanda.

2/20/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3a 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 6 7 Activity

Sharing Pencils


Sarah and Michelle are working on a class project using colored pencils. Given some information about the number of pencils that Sarah and Michelle had when they started, and how some sharing of pencils has taken place, students must employ proportional reasoning skills to determine how many colored pencils the girls now possess.

2/19/2015 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3a 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.2a 7.RP.A.2b 7.RP.A.2c MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 6 7 Activity

Earth Day Math


This powerpoint presentation for Earth Day Mathematics Lesson touches on many mathematical concepts such as volume, estimation, mean (average), measurement, and unit conversion. Students work in cooperative groups to find the approximate volume of rubber that a small business has 'rescued' from a local landfill. Alternate application ideas provided.

1/14/2015 Lynda Boepple
8.G.C.9 7.RP.A.1 7.G.B.6 HSG-GMD.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 7 HS 6 Activity

Biking to Bernie's

11/25/2014 Lynda Boepple
4.NF.B.3c 4.NF.B.3d 4.NF.B.4a 4.NF.B.4c 5.NF.A.1 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.6 6.RP.A.3 6.EE.B.6 7.RP.A.1 MP.1 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 4 5 6 7 Activity

Fantastic Fruit!

Algebra at its finest! The weights of several different fruits are being compared in this problem. Use the given information to state the weight of various fruits in terms of the other fruit...

11/5/2014 Lynda Boepple
8.F.A.2 8.EE.C.8b 8.EE.C.8c 8.EE.C.8 HSA-REI.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS Activity

An AREA Riddle

Knowing the perimeter of a certain rectangle, see if you can figure out what the area of the rectangle might be. Then, discover what happens to the area when the perimeter of the rectangle doubles...

11/4/2014 Lynda Boepple
4.MD.A.3 6.G.A.1 7.G.A.1 7.G.B.6 7.RP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 6 7 Activity

A Coin Conundrum!

Figure out how many nickels and how many quarters Jamie has if you also know the total value of the coins. Then, take the problem to a whole new level by mixing in several dimes. Now THIS is a real coin conundrum!

10/31/2014 Lynda Boepple
7.EE.B.4 8.EE.C.8c HSA-REI.C.6 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 7 8 HS Activity

Piggy Bank Ca$h!

Meredith has LOTS of one dollar bills in her piggy bank, and she discovers something special when she stacks the bills in piles of 5, 6, and 8 bills. Find a pattern to answer some questions about what will happen if she stacks the bills in piles of 9. 

10/28/2014 Lynda Boepple
AZ.4.OA.A.3.1.a 4.OA.C.5 4.NBT.B.6 5.NBT.B.6 6.NS.B.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 4 5 6 Activity

A Motorcycle Transaction

Myles purchases two motorcycles without his mother's permission. She makes him sell them. You will determine if he made a profit or a loss in this buying and selling transaction. Concepts: percent to decimal conversion, finding the percent of a number, and calculating the percent of change.

10/20/2014 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 6 7 Activity

Spreading Rumors!

Welcome to Rumor Middle School! News at Rumor Middle School travels quickly! Use the information presented in the problem to determine how many kids will know a rumor an hour and ten minutes after the first person shared it.  Then, find what time it will be when over 4,000 students know the rumor! Stick with it! Use multiple strategies, and be ready to share and defend your work!

10/16/2014 Lynda Boepple
5.OA.B.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 Activity

Now THAT'S Some Gas Mileage!

This activity involves working with percentages and is connected with the ACCR Standards at the sixth and seventh grade levels.

10/16/2014 Lynda Boepple
6.RP.A.3c 7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 6 7 Activity

System of Inequalities


Students create a system of inequalities given certain real-life conditions and then find solutions of their system that would fit their scenario.

6/5/2014 Tami Carr
HSA-REI.D.12 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 HS Activity