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.
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.
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.
Let's Ride! is a model-eliciting activity that asks students to use pluses and minuses to indicate if eight models of 4-door sedans meet specific standards based on gas mileage, seating capacity, warranty, and type of engine. The students then have to rank the cars and indicate their top four choices.
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 non-union extra; however, the non-union 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.
Lola's Landscaping MEA:
This Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) asks students to develop a procedure to fit the most amount of plant packages on one sheet of cardboard, using nets and surface area.
In this MEA students will continue to explore and discuss the problems faced when soil is weathered and eroded away. Through the activity they will explore one of many solutions to this issue. They will also gain more perspective on the importance of considering the choices they make daily and how every choice can and does affect the environment.
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.
Protecting Our Dunes:
An environmental conservation group is asked to plant vegetation on existing sand dunes in South Florida to reduce the erosion of the dunes. Group members must decide which vegetation is best to plant.
Teen Cell Phone Plans:
The purpose of this lesson is to solve real-world 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 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.