In this lesson students will mathematically visualize their running by graphing it. The lesson focuses on comparing linear and nonlinear progressions (constant vs. variable rate of change) as well as simply reading graphs and interpreting what they are showing you and even some prediction.
7.NS.1,2,3 Students will fictitiously shop with a credit card and use integers to discover why credit cards can be dangerous.
In this lesson students will cement understanding of order of operations while seeing how this often boring math subject can relate to the rules and order we have to follow in life to accomplish even the most basic tasks.
Students will use a personal item to help them better understand how far away the moon is.
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.
7.G.6 Students will use volume and surface area to create and analyze which box is the best and most cost efficient solution.
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!
Students will calculate quarterback passer ratings to determine which quarterback is better using algebraic substituting into equations.
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.
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.
Students will design clothing and then use substitution into a preset equation to determine how much they should charge for their clothing.