A Healthy Outlook:
Students will learn about nutrition and the importance of keeping things balanced in their plate using the FDA recommendations. Students will need to rank meal plans in order to help a restaurateur keep a successful business going. After students have evaluated and created rankings for their meal choice, they will write a letter explaining their rationale and thinking. They will then receive a second letter asking for their help in ranking vegetarian juices from highest to lowest to support an expanded customer base. Students will now have the chance to learn a little more about vegetarians and their food choices.
Batter Up Travel Plans:
A traveling baseball team coach is asking a group of engineers to provide a travel plan from Boston to Jacksonville, Florida with the hopes of attending Major League baseball games along their route. The students will design the route on a large US map highlighting their travel plan and submit the map and a written rationale of their plan.
Can You Hear Me Now?:
Students will be given a list of phone rates of 5 different companies and will have to decide which plan(s) are the best according to cost. They will discuss minutes and monthly plan and the cost of each phone. All of the plans are on the prepayment option.
Fancy Fractions Catering Company Project:
Fancy Fractions Catering Company will be hosting a party and need your help to make it happen! Your help is needed to find out how much of each ingredient is needed to feed 200 people and the most economical way of doing this (Brand name brands or store brand). You also have the option of omitting up to three ingredients from the recipe.
Headphones That Capture Teens Attention:
This is a interdisciplinary MEA lesson for science, writing, and math. This lesson ask students develop a criteria for selecting headphones and develop an equation that supports their choices.
I want a cell phone:
Students develop a procedure to select a cell phone based on qualities they think their parents value in a cell phone. Students present their solution in writing to a marketing company, who wishes to use the results to market cell phones to parents of elementary students.
On The Road:
Students will analyze data to create a route and itinerary, while following time frame guidelines.
Out and About: Deciding the Best Field Trip:
Students are asked to decide which field trips would be the most cost effective and be the best one(s) for their grade level to attend. They are given a set dollar amount and asked to consider distance, cost of busses per mile, admission costs, food costs, and also consider feedback from other students regarding how fun and how educational the trip will be.
Sandy's Candy Machine:
In this Model Eliciting Activity (MEA), students will multiply and divide decimals as well as use the resulting data to make a decision about a candy store.
Short Hop Airlines:
Short Hop Airlines, a small airline, features flights under 120 minutes. Students are provided a list of songs of varying genre and asked to create a playlist for each of the 9 flights. They will also calculate royalty fees on all songs. Oral presentations of their procedure and song choices will be shared with the class.
Students will look at a data set to determine which vending machine should be placed in a school. Students have to determine profit and consider other provided data.
The Most Beneficial Bank:
In this MEA, students will work in cooperative groups to discuss and come up with a procedure to rank the banks from best to worst.
The purpose of this lesson is to provide students with the opportunity to solve real-world and mathematical problems using add, subtraction, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. They will write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions.
The students will create a package list for a travel company. They must use all operations with decimals as well as compare decimals.