Rating  Views  Title  Posted Date  Contributor  Common Core Standards  Grade Levels  Resource Type  

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  
Is Ellen Correct?This clip was edited for middle school students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeOLWNqQt4 
3/29/2016 
Amanda Larner

7.RP.A.3 MP.1 MP.5 MP.6  7  Activity  
Covariation and the Finger ToolThe intended sequence is: Sprinter Skateboarder Bungee Jumper Jump start the car 
6/15/2016 
Scott Adamson

HSFIF.B.4 HSFIF.C.7 8.F.B.5 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  8 HS  Activity  
Broomsticks  Multiplicative ReasoningThis 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 HSNQ.A.3 HSNQ.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  
Linear Function Model  Blood Alcohol ContentThis is the PowerPoint version of the activity related to developing a linear function model for the context of BAC. 
6/15/2016 
Scott Adamson

8.F.A.3 8.F.B.4 8.F.B.5 HSFIF.C.8 HSFBF.A.1 HSFLE.A.1a HSFLE.A.1b MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  8 HS  Activity  
Quadratic Function Models  Fuel Efficiency ContextA PowerPoint presentation associated with the context of fuel efficiency as related to speed in miles per gallon. The intent of the task is for students to articulate the meaning of the parameters (coefficients) of a quadratic function model. 
6/15/2016 
Scott Adamson

HSFIF.C.7 HSFIF.C.7a HSFIF.C.9 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  8 HS  Activity  
Theoretical vs Empirical ProbabilityDice Activity

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

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  
NEW and IMPROVED Division of FractionsA 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/enus/faq/online_help/Maps/Connect_Desktop/c_viewingandplayingapencastpdf.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  
Motivating Function NotationPat Thompson, ASU Mathematics Educator, wrote an article titled "Why use f(x) when all we really mean is y?” (see below for a link to the article). This activity is designed to help motivate a need for function notation and uses desmos.com as a tool. http://patthompson.net/PDFversions/2013WhyF(x).pdf 
10/8/2016 
Scott Adamson

8.F.B.5 HSFIF.A.2 HSFIF.C.8 HSFIF.C.9 HSFBF.A.1 HSFBF.B.4a MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 MP.7 MP.8  7 8 HS  Activity  
California Adventures Central Tendency and Variation

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  
Multiplying Improper FractionsInstructional 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  
Tree Diagrams and Compound ProbabilitiesGoal: 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 DispersionGoal: 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 TemperatureCorrelation ActivityGoal: 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 ActivityGoal: 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 populationsGoal: 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 ActivityGoal: 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  