The Moon Is How Far Away?

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

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.

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.

Clothing Design And Pricing

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

Discovering Geometry Everywhere

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.