For this activity, students compare team wins with team salaries in the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Students use data from recent seasons to create scatter plots combining wins and salaries for each sport.
For this activity, students select a cellular plan considering the cost of the phone and plan over time. Students create tables, graphs, and equations and compare paying for the phone up front or with installment payments using popular cellular companies.
For this activity, students view a video of a gumball machine and cogitate, estimate, and calculate to answer questions about the gumballs. (Note: There is no sound until about the 1:00 mark).
For this activity, students explore scale, similar figures, volume and measurement as they estimate the amount of coffee that the largest coffee mug in the world can hold. Students also calculate how many cups of coffee the mug could produce and the value of the coffee held in the mug.
For this lesson, students view changes in movie ticket prices over the past 30 years. Students use scatter plot to analyze rates of change, make predictions about future ticket costs, and make guesses about past costs and try to create lines of best fit.
For this lesson, students practice using scientific notation as they calculate the cost of Super Bowl commercials. Students decide who the marketing was geared toward after expressing their opinions about the ads.
For this activity, students compare the cost of buying disposable versus cloth diapers and estimate how much diapers cost their parents. Students consider how much money they will spend on diapers when they have a baby.