Students will simulate bungee jumping to look at the positive and negative directions the activity naturally creates.
Students will explore if you can make a square pizza with different amounts of pizza slices and see what doors it opens into understanding and estimating square roots.
Students will design a city layout on their graph paper. They will also be responsible for giving a “tour” of their city. Through these two activities, students will work on locating and reading coordinate pairs, as well as determining the distance between points.
Students get to plan a vacation, but not without using some division to figure out how much each person will owe.
7.NS.1,3 The students will compare extreme temperatures in the U.S. and then discovering other extreme temperatures in the world to compare further.
Students will make a summer schedule with set amounts of days between each activities and find out how often they will meet up with friends who do the same activity. Students are then given an amount of 2 or more supplies and instructed to determine the greatest amount of equal “packs” they could make.
Students will use candy to explore what happens when they divide a fraction into even smaller amounts and take a fraction of a fraction.
Students will determine how many miles their future vehicle will accrue and analyze the cost of certain cars based on initial cost and gas mileage.
American Football is a game of positive and negative yards. This game simulates this experience. It shows students where negatives exist in real life (America’s favorite sport) and helps them to practice and further realize the rule for adding integers of different signs.
In this lesson students will see why math is important in helping us describe things like the speed of a car. Without math describing how fast a car is going is much more difficult. Students will watch a video, make observations, and discover math to help them describe what is happening.
7.RP.3 In this lesson students “shop” for items and discover why stores often only let you take an additional discount off the sale price and not the original price.
7.NS.1,2,3 Students will fictitiously shop with a credit card and use integers to discover why credit cards can be dangerous.