### The Moon Is How Far Away?

Students will use a personal item to help them better understand how far away the moon is.

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# Category Archives: Real-Life Math Lessons

### The Moon Is How Far Away?

### Shuffling Probability in Music

### Graphing Your Story

### The Box Design Challenge

### How Tall Is That?

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

### The Percentage of Change of Bubble Gum

### Fractions With A Basketball Superstar

### Cellular Algebra

### LeBron’s 2010 Decision

### Clothing Design And Pricing

### Discovering Geometry Everywhere

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Students will use a personal item to help them better understand how far away the moon is.

7-fp, 7.SP, 7th Grade, Common Core Standards, Real-Life Math Lessons, Statistics & ProbabilityBy Matt5 Comments

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

8.F, 8th Grade, Common Core Standards, Expressions & Equations, Real-Life Math LessonsBy Matt1 Comment

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.

6.RP, 6th Grade, 7.RP, 7th Grade, Common Core Standards, Geometry, Real-Life Math LessonsBy adminLeave a comment

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-fp, 7.RP, 7th Grade, Common Core Standards, Ratios & Proportional Relationships, Real-Life Math Lessons, The Number SystemBy admin4 Comments

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

6.EE, 6th Grade, 7.EE, 7th Grade, Common Core Standards, Expressions & Equations, Real-Life Math LessonsBy admin3 Comments

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.

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

6.EE, 6th Grade, Common Core Standards, Expressions & Equations, Real-Life Math LessonsBy adminLeave a comment

Students will design clothing and then use substitution into a preset equation to determine how much they should charge for their clothing.

Students will discover the geometric shapes around them and learn why some shapes are what they are. Students will open their eyes to shapes they might never have stopped to think about before.