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All “Tired” Up  In this lesson students will utilize mathematical computation skills involving percentages and critical thinking skills to select the best tire deals advertised. 
Ares Habitation Corporation and the Search for Lunarcrete  Students will create a working model that can determine the best regolith to binder solution for a settlement on Mars. The students are contacted by a company that requests their services. Students will read about, study and create their own lunarcrete (moon concrete). Students will work as a team to evaluate the provided data and determine which solution is most effective. Finally students will write a letter to the company defending their process giving reasons and data. 
Best Day Care Center for William  This MEA requires students to formulate a comparisonbased solution to a problem involving choosing the BEST daycare based upon safety, playground equipment, meals, teacher to student ratio, cost, holiday availability and toilet training availability. Students are provided the context of the problem, a request letter from a client asking them to provide a recommendation, and data relevant to the situation. Students utilize the data to create a defensible model solution to present to the client. Students will receive practice on calculating a discount, finding the sum of the discounts, working with ratios and ranking day cares based on the data given. 
Best School for Kevin  In this MEA, the students will compare data to decide which school would be the best for a couple's son who is transferring into the county. 
Better Buy: 75 fl oz or 150 fl oz?  The students will clip out items from ads or by using a PowerPoint to determine the better buy between small quantities and large quantities. The students will answer the question, "Which item costs less per unit?" and demonstrate fluency in dividing with decimals. 
But Mom, I Really Want an iPad!!!!! Part 1  In this lesson, students are asked to find how long it will take for a girl to raise the money needed to buy an iPad. Students explore various solution strategies, including making tables of equivalent ratios and writing an equation to find equivalent ratios. A situational story is used to capture the students' interest and to help students create a visual for the relationship between quantities in a ratio. 
But Mom, I Really Want an iPad!!!!!! Part 2  This is the 2nd Lesson where students are asked to solve a problem concerning the purchase of an iPad. Please see But Mom, I Really Want an iPad !! Part 1 (Resource 47500) for Lesson 1. Students are encouraged to use strategies to find equivalent ratios in their solutions. 
Can You Stand the Wind and Rain?  In this lesson, students will:
 Investigate how natural disasters have affected human life in Florida.
 Add, subtract, and multiply multidigit decimals using the standard algorithm.
 Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 and then solve problems involving finding the whole given a part and the percent.

Champion Volleyball Team  Students will help create a championship volleyball team by selecting 4 volleyball players to be added to open positions on the team. The students will use quantitative (ratios and decimals) and qualitative data to make their decisions. 
Coding Geometry Challenge # 12 & 13  This set of geometry challenges focuses on creating circles and calculating area/circumference as students problem solve and think as they learn to code using block coding software. Student will need to use their knowledge of the attributes of polygons and mathematical principals of geometry to accomplish the given challenges. The challenges start out fairly simple and move to more complex situations in which students can explore at their own pace or work as a team. Computer Science standards are seamlessly intertwined with the math standards while providing “Step it up!” and “Jump it up!” opportunities to increase rigor 
Cosmic Nose Cones  Students will design specific nose cones for a water bottle rocket. They will test them to find out and rate which one is most effective in terms of accuracy, speed, distance, and cost effectiveness. This information will be used as criteria for a company that designs nose cones for orbitary missions. 
Don't Chase a Car! There is a better way...  In this lesson, students will learn to solve a real world problem by using rates and ratios to calculate their running speed in MPH.
 This is an activity that generates student interest because they get to go outside to generate and collect their own data to use in their calculations.
 It's also a good collaborative project because students work in pairs or teams to collect their partners' times and rely on each other for accurate data.

Education and the Economy  Students will learn about how investing in education affects the economy by interpreting data and writing a persuasive letter to the Chamber of Commerce. 
Equivalent Fractions and Percents  This lesson is designed to give students their very first experience with the concept and representation of percents. The activities seeks to lay a conceptual foundation for later problem solving with percents (MAFS.6.RP.1.3c) by building on students' prior knowledge of fractions with denominators of 10 or 100 and finding equivalent ratios. Throughout the lesson they use art to show the visual connection between fractions and percents. Students develop the knowledge that a percent is a part/whole ratio where the whole is measured in hundredths. The lesson gives students the opportunity to visually represent fractions and percents on a 10 x 10 grid, along with an enrichment activity if the teacher wants in expand to include decimal conversions and finding. 
Happy Lawns: Lawn Care Service MEA  This Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) is written at a 6th grade level. This MEA asks the students to decide on a lawn mower that will provide the Happy Lawns: Lawn Care Service with the best value for their money. Students are asked to rank order the lawn mowers in term of gas tank capacity, customer rating, speed, amount of time the mower takes to cut an acre of grass, shipping, and cost of the lawn mower. Students must provide a "Best Value" lawn mower to the company owner and explain how they arrived at their solution. 
How Smooth Smoothie  Students will analyze data to decide what blender to use, what size cups for adults, total ingredients needed, and create a variable that supports how many amounts and the total ounces of smoothies made. 
Is It Fair?  In this lesson students will use their understanding of ratios and unit rate to solve problems where they must decide whether various situations are fair. 
It's Carnival Time!  This lesson uses a carnival theme that challenges students to calculate unit rates and make measurement conversions to determine the best values for food. The students will use mathematical practices as they analyze and compute math problems and explain their own process for arriving at their solutions. 
Lilys Cola TV Commercial  Given a tight budget, students need to find the number of people that can be hired to film a soda commercial. Students will make the selection using a table that contains information about two types of extras. The union extra earns more money per hour than the nonunion extra; however, the nonunion extra needs more time to shoot the commercial than the union extra. In addition, students will select the design that would be used for the commercial taking into account the area that needs to be covered and the aesthetic factor. 
Money: How to know where it is all going?  This lesson will help students learn the importance of budgeting and the role percentages play in creating one, as well as how they apply to our daily living. 
Neighborhood Hunt  This MEA requires students to formulate a comparisonbased solution to a problem involving choosing the best neighborhood for Ms. Jasmine to purchase a house. Students are provided the context of the problem, a request letter from a client asking them to provide a recommendation, and data relevant to the situation. Students utilize the data to create a defensible model solution to present to the client. 
Orange Juice Conversion  In this MEA, the students will be able to convert measurements within systems and between systems. They will be able to use problem solving skills to create a process for ranking orange juices for a Bed and Breakfast. 
Paper Route Logic  The main problem students will need to solve is helping Lily Rae Wridenhoud find a route that will afford her the quickest time, least distance and highest customer satisfaction rating. Students will be given a map of all the streets leading around the neighborhood and customer rating (smiley faces). Students will need to use a ruler to figure out distances as well as decide elevation numbers on the topographic map. Then they will write out the route they have chosen to give Lily, and write a short explanation as to why this is the quickest and least distance traveled. Students will then be asked to look over their findings and be informed that some of the old clients have canceled the paper delivery and a few new paper clients have signed on. Does their new route still fit their findings? 
Rate Your Local Produce Market  The students will rank the local produce markets by using qualitative and quantitative data. The students will have to calculate unit rates and compare and order them. 
Real Estate Rental Agency MEA  Students will choose the best location for a family relocating and will consider all of the factors to make the best decision. 
Recognizing Proportional Relationships to Develop Sense of Scale  This 90minute lesson (15minute prelesson, 60minute lesson and 15minute follow up lesson or homework) asks students to analyze proportional relationships to solve real world and mathematical problems. The examples use recipes, paint, and buildings. Students begin by working individually, then in pairs or threes, and then as a whole class. Student will need calculators, large sheets of paper to make a poster and the lesson materials. 
Savvy Shopper  This a culminating activity for unit rates that has students apply knowledge to purchasing groceries. Specifically how knowledge of unit rates can help save money over time. 
StormChasers: Weather & Climate  In this MEA, students will use their knowledge of weather and climate to select a location for a camera crew to visit in order to get high quality video footage of severe weather such as thunderstorms, blizzards, tornadoes, or hurricanes. The decision will be made using data about important weather factors such as air pressure, humidity, temperature, wind direction, and wind speed. 
Summer Road Trip  Students will go on a "road trip" with a partner. Using the map scale they find out how far they traveled, how much gas they used, and how much the gas costs. 
Teen Cell Phone Plans  The purpose of this lesson is to solve realworld and mathematical problems using ratio and rate reasoning. Students will also use equivalent forms of decimals, percent applications to solve problems. They will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Students will engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions. 
The Price is Right  In this lesson, students practice finding the unit price of preselected items from local grocery store ads to decide which store has the best prices.
(from Beacon Learning Center) 
Using Ratios and Reasoning to Calculate Cost of School Travel  In this 80 minute lesson, students use a real world scenario of the cost of traveling to school to make sense of ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning. This lesson has several correct approaches and uses proportional relationships. The lesson starts as independent work, involves an 80 minute lesson, and a 20 minute followup lesson that can also be assigned as homework. 
Using Security Camera Angles to Find Area and Calculate Percentages  In this lesson, students work individually and then collectively using a real world situation to construct sight lines to see which areas are visible from a security camera. Students then find and compare the area of triangles and quadrilaterals and compare and calculate the percentages and/or fractions of areas. 
Water, Water Everywhere!  This lesson addresses current events regarding flooding in St. Petersburg, Florida. Students will create a water removal device from materials provided then use a 3D scanner to 3D print their devices. 