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Is a Super Ball REALLY Super?

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Is a Super Ball REALLY "super?"  This activity allows students to collect data and to make an argument regarding this quetions. See the PowerPoint for details about the activity... Note: It is best to gain access to an authentic, Wham-O Super Ball made with Zectron! https://www.amazon.com/orginal-super-ball-wtih-zectron/dp/B0001ZN49I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1513808409&sr=8-2&keywords=whamo+super+ball

12/20/2017 Scott Adamson
6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.3 7.RP.A.2 7.RP.A.3 8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSF-IF.C.7 HSF-IF.B.6 HSA-CED.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 8 7 HS Activity

Scatter Plot Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to see different types of correlation and recognize the patterns associated with each type of correlation. They will then have to create their own scatter plot based on directions given.

5/10/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.8 4 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Area of a house

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to find the area of a house floor plan. They will need to use their knowledge of rectangles to identify the missing side lengths to find the correct area. This also allows students to see how area is used in a real-life application.

4/20/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.G.B.6 6.G.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Estimating the Mean

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to randomly draw words from an excerpt to estimate the mean length word count of the entire document. 

4/20/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.A.2 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Creating a histogram using temperatures

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Goal: The goal of the current activity is to have students read data from a map of the U.S., create a frequency table, answer questions and create a frequency histrogram.

4/7/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Creating a Probability Model

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to grasp the understanding of how to put together a probability model for the rolling of a single die and also the sum of the rolls of two dice.

3/28/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.7 7.SP.C.7a 7.SP.C.7b 7.SP.C.8 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Understanding probability using a deck of cards

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This activity is to familiarize your students with a standard deck of cards. Have your students get into groups of 2 or 3 and walk them through the beginning part. You can chose to have your students simplify each probability as a fraction or round to the thousandths place. Hopefully the students will see that all of the probabilities they find will always be between 0 and 1 inclusive.

3/2/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Contingency Table Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is to read a table and gather data from it and use it to create a contingency table. Students will then be asked a series of questions discussing what they see when they create a contingency table and what are some of the benefits with using one.

1/26/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.4 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 Activity

Inferences about two populations

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to compare to samples from two different populations. They will make inferences based on what they find from their dot plot.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5c 7.SP.B.4 7.SP.B.3 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Outlier Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to interpret measures of central tendency when an outlier is present. They will also be able to identify which value is an outlier and create a boxplot as well.

1/13/2017 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.A.2 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5d 6.SP.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 HS Activity

Multiplying Improper Fractions

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Instructional videos for multiplying mixed numbers/improper fractions. The intent is NOT to share the most efficient, compact way to multiply. The point is to make sense of multiplication. Part 1 - multiplying two digit whole numbers in context. Part 2 - multipying mixed numbers using the idea from Part 1

11/10/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.4 5.NF.B.4a 5.NF.B.6 6.NS.A.1 6.NS.B.2 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.7 5 6 7 Video

NEW and IMPROVED Division of Fractions

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A NEW and IMROVED division of fractions activity designed to develop the...do I have to say it..."Keep Change Flip"...algorithm.  Includes student pages, teacher pages (with answers and description of the intended thinking) and a Smartpen pencast where I provide an overview/example of the intended thinking. Note that the pencast document comes in the form of a PDF - check out this for details as you need a PDF reader like Adobe Acrobat X in order to view the pencast. -http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/faq/online_help/Maps/Connect_Desktop/c_viewing-and-playing-a-pencast-pdf.html

10/7/2016 Scott Adamson
5.NF.B.3 5.NF.B.7 5.NF.B.7a 5.NF.B.7b 5.NF.B.7c 6.NS.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 5 6 7 8 Activity

Broomsticks - Multiplicative Reasoning

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This is the broomsticks activity created by Ted Coe.

6/15/2016 Scott Adamson
7.RP.A.3 4.OA.A.1 4.OA.A.2 6.RP.A.3c HSN-Q.A.3 HSN-Q.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8 8 HS 7 4 5 6 Activity

Two Pails

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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

Creating a Histogram using the TI 83/84 calculator

The steps to creating a histogram on the TI calculator. 

6/4/2015 Trey Cox
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5 6 7 8 HS Resource

Creating a box plot on the TI 84 Calculator

Steps for entering data into lists and creating a box (box and whisker) plot. 

6/4/2015 Trey Cox
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5 6 7 8 HS Resource

Number Systems - Binary, Decimal, and Other systems

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Students can struggle mightily with understanding place value as they begin to add and subtract numbers and "carry" and "borrrow". This short activity can be a great way to help students understand the concept of place value.

2/4/2015 Trey Cox
5.NBT.A.1 5.NBT.A.3 5.NBT.A.3a 5.NBT.A.3b 5.NBT.A.4 4.NBT.A.1 4.NBT.A.2 4.NBT.A.3 4.NBT.B.4 MP.2 MP.7 MP.8 4 5 Activity

Fractions and Free Throws

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Do we always add fractions by first finding a common denominator, etc.? Or, could it make sense to add two fractions by adding the numerators and denominators? This activity explores these questions.

12/3/2014 Scott Adamson
5.NF.A.1 5.NF.A.2 6.RP.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.7 5 6 7 8 Activity