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How many times bigger?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry 3-act tasks Any time math
Listen to students initial thoughts as they wrestle through what "bigger" means ... length? height? wheel-base? volume? [table id=10 /] Act One: What questions come to mind? How many times gr...

Big bucks 2023

Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Updated! When soccer great, Lionel Messi played for Barcelona, he had one of the highest paid contracts of any athlete in the world.  He had a $674 million dollar 4-year contract. Canelo Álv...

Giant Pumpkins 2022

Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Wow factor
5 pound pumpkin compared to giant pumpkin Let your students marvel at World Record winning giant pumpkins as they use proportions to calculate the quantities of pumpkin puree and th...

Someone ate my cake

Number Sense Math and Food
In this fraction operation and representation activity, students are asked to decide how much of my cake was eaten. Using fraction multiplication (or angle measure if that is where you need an act...

Mallie's latest Big Burger

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
It's time to treat your students to ratios, proportions, fractions and BIG BURGERS! In this activity students explore the ratio of the various ingredients in the world's largest burger (pic...

How old are you?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Wow factor
We usually give our ages in years, but that isn't very precise is it?  In this activity students find their age in days, hours and minutes.  First students take two minutes to estimate the...

How big of a crepe can you make?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
At Costco you can buy this huge tub of nutella.  It contains nearly 7 pounds of chocolaty-hazelnut spread. We use nutella to make banana/nutella crepes.  How long will that tub last u...

Mardi Gras, 2023

Algebra Number Sense Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion
Updated for 2023! Tuesday, February 21, 2023, will be the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the season of Lent.  Mardi Gras is a last hoorah and is celebrated throughout the world ...

Home team advantage?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Updated! Even before your students check out the graphic below, ask them whether they think a game played at home gives their team an advantage.  If so, how much of an advantage?  Enjoy t...

Spicy hot chocolate for the Dia de los Muertos

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Current events Ratio and Proportion
  The Day of the Dead is always on the first and second of November.  Life and death are part of the natural cycle of life and the Dia de los Muertos honors that cycle.   Peppe...
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