Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sweet Easter mathematics

Giant chocolate bunnies
What can you deduce about the bunnies … solid? hollow? cost per pound? cost per height? Anything else? 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A
Holiday candy sales
Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays do you think that the most candy is sold? What percents of annual candy sales do you think each holiday contributes?
Students use a pie chart of information on candy sales to determine actual dollars spent for Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Hanuka, and Valentine’s Day. 6.RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.RP.3
How many peeps are sold for Easter?
Students estimate the number of Peeps sold each Easter season. They consider reasonability by making guesses they think might be a little too high and a little too low.
They determine necessary info, problem solve and improve their original estimates. They conduct random samplings of their estimates and compare the mean of their estimates to the actual number of peeps sold each season. Old dancing Peeps video included. 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, MP1, MP2, MP3



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