### I Love Graphs

How can you not love the visualization of numbers? It to me is so important that students can not only make graphs, but actually read them. I don’t think enough teachers & parents emphasize the reading and interpreting of graphs. Graphs tell a story and being able to interpret that story is such a wonderful…

### Understanding the Idea of Negative

My students always struggle with integers and more specifically, negative numbers. I am spending extra time this year preparing to teach it as well as resolving to come up with a good real-life activity. The difficulty with negative numbers is that it is actually a pretty abstract concept. What does -5 mean? You can’t give…

### Creating

I love to create. I think it is what draws me to the internet incessantly and what has turned into being my favorite part of teaching – well 2nd behind interacting with the students. The idea of a blank slate and unlimited possibilities. Sitting and thinking, showering and thinking, driving and thinking, I am always…

### Shuffling Probability in Music

7.SP.5,6,7,8 Students will be learning about probability by shuffling music in the digital music players.

Students will be reading graphs and explaining the stories they tell. They will then make a graph and story of something they enjoy doing.

### The Box Design Challenge

7.G.6 Students will use volume and surface area to create and analyze which box is the best and most cost efficient solution.

### How Tall Is That?

Students will use proportions and proportional reasoning to accurately calculate how tall something is without actually measuring the height of that object – since it is really tall and they can’t!

### Who is the better quarterback? (Algebra In Football)

Students will calculate quarterback passer ratings to determine which quarterback is better using algebraic substituting into equations.

### The Percentage of Change of Bubble Gum

7.RP.3 Students will compare the bubble blowing ability of regular chewing gum to bubble gum and find the percent of change between the two.

### Fractions With A Basketball Superstar

Students will watch a short shot-by-shot replay of one of LeBron’s games. They will then chart and analyze the data using number sense.

### Cellular Algebra

Students will discover an equation that will allow them to calculate the cost of a cell plan with variables involved using algebraic concepts. Students will have to do research to discover the costs.

### LeBron’s 2010 Decision

Student’s will use number sense skills to determine if LeBron could have made more money going to Miami or staying in Cleveland.