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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

Nana's Lemonade - Dan Meyer Three Act Task


In a brief video, students are confronted with the situation of a person squeezing a lemon slice into a small cup of water. Then a "big gulp" cup is placed next to the smaller, lemon filled cup. By asking the question, "How many lemon wedges do you need to add for the same lemony taste?" students will begin to experiment and mathematically determine the answer.

12/10/2014 Trey Cox
6.NS.A.1 6.RP.A.1 6.RP.A.2 6.RP.A.3 6.RP.A.3b 6.RP.A.3d MP.1 MP.2 MP.4 6 Activity

Dimensional Analysis: Using the Idea of Identity Multiplication


Reflecting over my years of teaching, I have found that students are challenged by what would seem to be an easy question – “How do we convert from one unit of measure to another?” When confronted with this type of question, I have come to recognize that many students fall back on relying on a procedure that they try to recall.

9/11/2014 Trey Cox
5.MD.A.1 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.5 5 Activity

Proportional Relationships of Triangles - An Activity


This is a two-part activity and will most likely take two 50 - 55 minute class periods – one day per part. Part I (Day one) is a hands-on activity that allows students to work together on computers to discover the proportional relationship between a pair of similar right triangles. Ideally, you will have a class set of computers or a computer lab you could use for this lesson. If you don't have access to these resources you can run a demonstration on one computer and project it for the class and have students come up to manipulate the triangles.

9/5/2014 Trey Cox
8.G.B.7 HSG-SRT.A.2 HSG-SRT.B.5 HSG-SRT.C.8 MP.1 MP.2 MP.3 MP.4 MP.5 MP.6 8 HS Activity