Unit Rate - Calculating Unit Cost - Dividing & Rounding Decimals

This math activity provides real-world practice in calculating unit rate and dividing decimals. Students shop for groceries and determine which is the best deal by calculating unit cost of various products. Fifth grade, sixth grade, seventh grade math and life skills classes


 

Perimeter and Area

We finished our perimeter and area unit several weeks ago (right before fractions!), but I never got around to posting some of the engaging activities we did. This was really a review for my kids, so it was fun to pull out some of the more inquiry-based activities and watch them go to town. Before we began our perimeter and area unit this year, I sent out this little teaser to my students via ClassDojo... They spotted the hard hats and were hooked! They couldn't wait to come to school and see what we were going to be doing with those hard hats. It was a few days before we could really dive in, so we started our review by making this perimeter and area anchor chart. We needed to review how to find perimeter and area of both regular irregular shapes, which is why there are two examples. Then we did one of my all time favorite perimeter and area lessons. I LOVE it! We use Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Marilyn Burns (Click the title to see my affiliate link on Amazon!). The book is all about how a family has a big spaghetti dinner and has to figure out how to seat all of the people invited with only 2 chairs. They try several different arrangements in the hilarious story, and all along the way, we chart the seating arrangements and compare the area and perimeter. The kids all have 8 tiles (the amount of tables they have) that they can manipulate as we read the story and then record it on our paper. There is a great free lesson at Beacon Learning (click here) that walks you through teaching it and also provides you with a worksheet similar to my anchor chart above. I have used this lesson with kids in grades 3-5, and I've never had a kid NOT love it and learn something from it. By the end, they are YELLING at the characters in the story trying to tell them how to arrange the chairs. Talk about engagement! The book also has great extension activities. At the end, I always ask my students to figure out how they could seat 12, 16, 24, etc. people, and they enjoy that part, too. Since this is such a great real-life concept to apply this skill to, I keep it going with my perimeter and area math project. In this math project, the students have to build their own city. They start by laying it all out, then they "zoom in" on the buildings in separate guided tasks. I LOVE it! You can see the project HERE. This is where the hard hats came into play! This year, I decided to get them all hard hats from Oriental Trading, since they are tasked with being city planners. They were over the moon about these little hats and the project, and we had a blast with it. This index card activity is another one of my favorite activities for the older kiddos. I think I originally got some version of this idea from a Mailbox Tips magazine and then have adapted it over the years to meet my needs. It hits on so much...the relationship between area and perimeter, finding missing measurements, additive area, etc. And it's so easy... just whip out some index cards for groups of kids and have them find different combinations of cards to make different shapes. I require that one of the shapes by width to width and one of the shapes be length to length, and then the rest they get to configure any way they want. In the end, they realize that even if shapes have the same area, they can have a different perimeter. Again...this is a VERY valuable lesson when trying to teach missing measurement and area of irregular shapes. They know that every index card is a 3x5, so no matter (almost) how they put it together, they should be able to figure out all of the side lengths. I can't recommend this activity enough. I also blogged about using pentominoes to teach area and perimeter. This is another great hands-on lesson for this skill, especially if you are tackling area and perimeter of irregular shapes! You can read more about this activity HERE! And finally...would any of my math units feel complete without a good ole' set of task cards? Of course not! The kids finished these task cards as their assessment. I even have a few bonus cards in there for students to really show what they know. You can purchase these task cards HERE!


 

Math PBL Project | Project Based Learning | Math Project | Math Enrichment Project | Fast Finishers | This cumulative math enrichment project is full of real world math to get students engaged and having fun while spiraling several common core math standards. The printables, worksheets, projects and ideas in this Build a Theme Park unit make it the perfect project based learning challenge for your early finisher elementary students. Students will love the challenge of this FUN end of year review


 

Yummy Math: Providing teachers and students with mathematics relevant to our world today


 

Money Center: Breakfast Menu

Engage your young mathematicians in solving real-world money problems with this high-interest, interactive Breakfast Menu Math Center FREEBIE. Students will use their knowledge of coin names, coin values, coin addition and subtraction, to order items off of a breakfast menu.


 

Fractions on a Number Line Game | Race Car Classroom Transformation

Let's race today! Take your 3rd graders on a real-world race car-themed trip in your classroom! In order to win the race, students complete 10 number line fraction challenges in this classroom transformation. If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this is the activity for you! Third grade students identify fractions on number lines, partition number lines into equal pieces, and find missing fractions on number lines. #fractions #3rdgrade #math


 

Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten - In My World

I created this packet way back in 2014 and decided it was time for a makeover! I also added some new activities which I think you will love! If you already own my Spring Math Centers for Kindergarten packet, be sure to redownload all the updates free here! PLEASE NOTE: This blog post contains sample …


 

End of Year Math Project | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Measurement Project

This candy factory measurement math activity will engage your 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade students with FUN real world problem solving! Use this project at the end of the school year or as a review of measurement, area & perimeter. With 2 differentiated versions + an editable teacher copy, this Wonka Factory Math Project can be used during centers, small groups, or whole class! Perfect to integrate with a reading of Charlie & the Chocolate Factory. Click for details. #math #secondgrade #thirdgrade


 

Christmas Math Project - Real World Math Activity

Engage your students in a real world Christmas Math Activity!This Christmas Math Project is a project based learning task. The Christmas Math Project requires students to read in the content area (local grocery and retail store flyers) to plan for their Christmas Day festivities (meals, gifts and decorations) within a certain budget.


 

Finding Area - Use painter's tape to make shapes using classroom floor tiles. Students record the area by counting the number of squares inside the tape!


 

Transformations - Logo Project

When it comes to my Transformations unit in Geometry, I have a mini-project that I like to use. First, I show different company logos in class and we talk about the different transformations we see in the logos. It’s easy to find a couple examples of reflections, rotations, and translations. For the project, I have students find different logos as examples of each of the types of transformations we have learned in class. I had my students copy and paste the logo into powerpoint. Students could also cut and paste the logo from a magazine or newspaper. Then the students list the type of transformation illustrated, along with an explanation. I give students lots of latitude about how they present their information in the powerpoint, but it could be more structured. This student chose to put the logos and explain them all on the same slide. I required students to draw the lines of symmetry on the logo. I also required students to draw the line of reflection on the logo. This student made a slide for each logo. Not all of the examples shown got full credit, but they give a good idea of what the projects I received looked like. This student also made a slide for each logo. You will notice that many students chose the same logos. For the second part of the project, I have students design their own logo using some of the transformation properties learned in class. If you’re interested in the rubric I used, you can find it here. Feel free to edit and make it work for your classes! I made this project the same weight as a quiz grade.


 

Percents of Numbers ~ Dining Out

Real World Math! Students use the given menu and daily specials to calculate the total bill for four different bills. Students use percents of nu...


 

Money Center: Breakfast Menu

Engage your young mathematicians in solving real-world money problems with this high-interest, interactive Breakfast Menu Math Center FREEBIE. Students will use their knowledge of coin names, coin values, coin addition and subtraction, to order items off of a breakfast menu.


 

Shapes Worksheets - Planning Playtime

Looking for awesome shapes worksheets and games to use in your classroom? This 2D and 3D Shapes - Kindergarten Math Unit is filled with hands-on activities and no-prep worksheets to help children learn about and use shapes.


 

Restaurant Menu Math-Decimals in the real world

Restaurant Menu Math is an activity that has students working alone and with a partner to practice rounding, adding and subtracting decimals using a real world situation.It can be used with any menus you have on hand.


 


 

Pet Store Math Addition, Subtraction, & Multiplication: Money: FREEBIE

FREEBIE! You need this FREE resource for your classroom. Real world math practice using addition, subtraction and multiplication of money. My students are completely engaged and it is so easy to differentiate! I use it for small groups, centers, fast finishers, and so much more!


 

10 Best Math Movies for Middle School Students — Mashup Math

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Math PBL Project | Project Based Learning | Math Project | Math Enrichment Project | Fast Finishers | This cumulative math enrichment project is full of real world math to get students engaged and having fun while spiraling several common core math standards. The printables, worksheets, projects and ideas in this Build a Theme Park unit make it the perfect project based learning challenge for your early finisher elementary students. Students will love the challenge of this FUN end of year review


 

Middle School Math Project: Planning your Family Vacation Real World Prob 20%OFF

The Middle School Math Project: Planning your Family Vacation consists of 5 activities where students must apply skills learned throughout the school year to plan a family trip. The activities can be done together as a long week classroom project, homework, or can be saved for substitute work. 1 Fa...


 

11 Activities to Make Unit Rate Stick

Check out all 10 unit rate activity ideas math students will absolutely love! Includes unit rate activity ideas, games, print and go resources, and graphic organizers.


 

What kind of parents that possible and impossible to homeschool their children? Before you become homeschooling parents, think about your possibility.


 

6th Grade Math Common Core WORD PROBLEM TASK CARDS { BUNDLE}

6th Grade Math Common Core Math Task Cards include SKILLS PRACTICE and real-world WORD PROBLEMS What is Included: This resource includes 9 sets (360 task cards) of 6th Grade Common Core skills practice and real-world word problems, student answer sheets, and answer keys. How to Use: I place on...


 

Help prepare your students for real world budgeting skills with this YEAR LONG life skills math bundle! Excellent for life skills instruction in the classroom. #specialeducation #lifeskills #lifeskillscreations


 

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Rectilinear Area | Math Surgery Classroom Transformation

If you're looking for ways to make more meaningful connections to math in the real world, this is the activity for you! Students will complete rectilinear area surgery where they have to solve 10 area challenges that relate directly to math in the real world.Students will take on the roles of surgeons in the classroom! 3rd grade students complete 10 challenges where they find the area of rectilinear shapes that are real-world doctor-themed math problems.Great for third grade!


 

At Home Learning Math Project | Build a Zoo PBL Math Enrichment Project

This math enrichment project is full of fun and real life challenges to engage and enrich your 2nd and 3rd grade fast finishers. This real world math project has students become zoo keepers. It's a perfect way to review common core standards at the end of the year, or to give to fast finishers and students who need a challenge. These problem solving activities are so fun and your students will love this real world math project!


 

FREE Printable Life Skills Checklist for Kids

For some inspiration on which skills to work on in your homeschool, check out this FREE Life Skills Checklist!


 

How to Improve Math Skills With Real-World Activities

Help your students improve math skills with real-world activities. Let students calculate orders, estimate, use a spreadsheet, and more. They'll learn so much!


 

Ratios and Unit Rate Examples and Word Problems!

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