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Earth Day Math

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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

Sharing Pencils

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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

Here Fishy, Fishy!

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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

How Many Houses?

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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

A Pool Design Pattern

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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

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

Find the Fraction!

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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

How Many Chickens?

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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

Is Ellen Correct?

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This clip was edited for middle school students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeOLW-NqQt4

3/29/2016 Amanda Larner
7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.5 MP.6 7 Activity

Theoretical vs Empirical Probability-Dice Activity

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9/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.6 7.SP.C.5 7.SP.C.8 7.SP.C.8b MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 MP.7 MP.8 7 Activity

M & M Variablility

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9/23/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.4 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a 7.SP.A.1 7.SP.A.2 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 Activity

California Adventures- Central Tendency and Variation

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10/26/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.A.3 6.SP.A.1 6.SP.B.5 6.SP.B.5a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 Activity

Tree Diagrams and Compound Probabilities

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to understand how to find probabilities of compound events by drawing tree diagrams and listing out sample spaces. Depending on the grade level, with or without replacement events can also be used and illustrated. Materials Needed: Each person in the group will need a copy of the worksheet.

11/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
7.SP.C.8 7.SP.C.8a 7.SP.C.8b MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion

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Goal: The goal of this activity is to allow students the ability to practice data collection and find measures of central tendency and dispersion. Wrap up questions will also allow for an insight into how each of these calculations are related to one another. Materials needed: 12 small bags of M & M’s (they can be the fun size or regular packs), calculator and the M & M worksheet and answer sheet.

11/16/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
6.SP.B.5c 6.SP.B.5 7.SP.A.1 MP.1 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.8 6 7 8 Activity

Ice Cream and Temperature-Correlation Activity

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Goal: The goal of this activity is for students to graph the data on a scatterplot and discuss the relationship they see between ice cream and temperature. 

12/12/2016 Ashley Nicoloff
8.SP.A.2 8.SP.A.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.6 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

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

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

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

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