Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Mother’s Day

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Here is a Mother’s Day Infographic from 2012.  Use the Mother’s Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating.  Brian has asked students to estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother’s Day.

There’s a lot to consider and that’s exactly what we hope you will get your students to do.

For what is money spent?
For whom is money spent?
What is a low guess?
What is a high guess? …

Ask students to list information that they might need and let them wrestle with the various questions before you offer some useful pieces of information.

Student activity:   How_much_does_America_spend_for_Mother’s_Day.pdf

Helpful information for teachers:  Useful information about Mother’s Day

Picture of Solutions: Solution to the 2012 picture,    2016 data

CCSS: 5.NBT.5 , 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, HSS.IC , MP.1 , MP.2

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

How_much_does_America_spend_for_Mother’s_Day.doc     Spend-forMother’sDay-solution2014.pdf



you could use our previous activity which is more traditional and has good questions about averages, percents,and large numbers as students analyze the statistics on Mother’s Day spending. Teachers could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity.

Mother’s Day

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from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2016/mothers-day/

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