Make It Real: Activity Library Vol 2: 110 real-world math activities

Make It Real: Activity Library Vol 2: 110 real-world math activities
Make It Real: Activity Library Vol 2: 110 real-world math activities
Make It Real: Activity Library Vol 2: 110 real-world math activities
Make It Real: Activity Library Vol 2: 110 real-world math activities
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"When am I ever going to use this?"

It is a question that has plagued math teachers for decades. Now you can answer the question.

The Make It Real Learning Activity Library, Volume 2 contains 110 engaging common core real-world math activities that demonstrate everyday applications of mathematics. From Buying Candy: Finding Unit Cost to Let Us Count the Ways: Working the License Plate Combinations, the activities provide learners with valuable life skills in addition to mathematical understanding. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just "realistic" data.

There are 11 workbooks in Volume 2, each containing 10 real-world math activities and solutions. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the worked-out solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.

Download contains:
- 110 engaging real-world math activity (two pages each activity)
- Worked-out solutions for each activity
- Common Core Standards activity map
- Cover, copyright, and letter from the author

The activities range in grade level: 3-12

Customer comments from the MIRL Activity Library Series
I worked with a Grade 7/8 class on some of the worksheets. The students really got engaged with the "Shopping the Sale" worksheet, partly because "Aeropostale" is really "in" right now (indeed, almost half of the girls in the class were WEARING something by Aeropostale on the day we did this!), and partly because the "on-line" prices quoted were quite a bargain compared to what students pay here! In addition to solving the questions on the worksheet, students wanted to extend the problems even further! (It's not often you get to hear, "Can we do more math?" from Gr. 7s and 8s!)"
Ralph Connelly
Former Canadian Director of National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Member of Ontario Ministry of Education Math Team
Author of "Math Makes Sense" textbook series


The thing I loved about many of the scenarios is that, unlike a typical word problem, they really take the student into the scenario and let them experience the decision in a way few math books even approach.
Katherine Loop - ChristianPerspective.net


The problems have been well-constructed and include reasoning and justification, as well as procedural skills. I cannot wait to use these in my classes. Thank you so much for making them available.
Renee Floyd - Title I Curriculum & Instruction Coordinator / Mathematics Teacher
Hot Springs High School, Montana, USA


Wow. I am so excited about this series, and I absolutely will be getting more of these.
Debra at Footprints in the Butter blog.


I really appreciate the work you put into the Make It Real Learning materials. It has helped us a lot with making the math the kids have to learn 'relevant.' It has especially helped me, as a homeschooling mother, because I don't have to try to come up with a real-world example that covers all the elements that one of my children is learning in math at that point.
Karleen Mauldin


Activity Titles and standards covered:
Arithmetic II Activity Titles
- Buying Candy: Finding Unit Cost
- Buying Candy #2: Finding Unit Cost
- Buying Candy #3: Finding Unit Cost
- Major League Baseball Contract: Working with Large Numbers
- iPad Sales: Working with Sales Numbers
- How Many Ants? Working with Large and Small Numbers
- Planning a Trip: Working a Budget for a Trip
- Let Us Count the Ways: Working the License Plate Combinations
- Currency Exchange: Working with Foreign Currency Exchange
- Baseball Mathematics: Working with Statistics



Common Core Standards targeted:
- Baseball Mathematics: Working with Statistics: 4.OA.3
- How Many Ants?: Working with Large and Small Numbers: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5, 4.NF.4
- iPad Sales: Working with Sales Numbers: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5
- Let Us Count the Ways: Working with License Plate Combinations: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.5
- Major League Baseball Contract: Working with Large Numbers: 4.OA.3, 4.NBT.1, 4.NBT.2, 4.NBT.3, 4.NBT.4, 4.NBT.5
- Baseball Mathematics: Working with Statistics: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.EE.1, 6.EE.2
- Buying Candy #2: Finding Unit Cost: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Buying Candy #3: Finding Unit Cost: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Buying Candy: Finding Unit Cost: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Planning a Trip: Working a Budget for a Trip: 6.SP.5



Fractions, Percents, Decimals III Activity Titles
- Election Results: Converting Percents to Fractions
- Percent and Per Mil: Working with Percent and Per Mil
- What is a Fraction? Working with the Meaning of Fraction
- 3000%? Working with Percent
- Proposed Tax Increase #1: Working with Sales Tax
- Proposed Tax Increase #2: Working with Sales Tax
- How Much Information? Working with Decimals and Percent
- The Price of Gasoline: Working with Gas Prices
- Shopping for Bargains: Working with Money
- Comparing Prices: Working with Unit Cost

Common Core Standards targeted:
- 3000%? Working with Percent: 6.RP.3
- Comparing Prices: Working with Unit Cost: 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.SP.5
- Election Results: Converting Percents to Fractions: 6.RP.3
- How Much Information? Working with Decimals and Percent: 6.RP.3
- Percent and Per Mil: Working with Percent and Per Mil: 6.RP.3
- Proposed Tax Increase #1: Working with Sales Tax: 6.RP.3
- Proposed Tax Increase #2: Working with Sales Tax: 6.RP.3
- Shopping for Bargains: Working with Money: 6.RP.3, 4.NF.6
- The Price of Gasoline: Working with Gas Prices: 4.NF.5, 4.NF.6
- What is a Fraction? Working with the Meaning of Fraction: 4.NF.4, 3.NF.1, 3.NF.3, 3.G.2





Fractions, Percents, Decimals 4 Activity Titles
- Body Mass Index: Working with a Measure of Fitness
- Target Heart Rate: Working with a Fitness Measure
- Fraction Situations #1: Working with Fractions
- Fraction Situations #2: Working with Fractions
- Fraction Situations #3: Working with Fractions
- Scale Models #1: Working with Proportional Thinking
- Scale Models #2: Working with Proportional Thinking
- Gardening with Mathematics: Working the Ratios
- Iowa Caucuses: Working with Ratios, Rates, Percent
- Presidential Elections: Working with Voting Trends

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Body Mass Index: Working with a Measure of Fitness: 6.EE.2
- Target Heart Rate: Working with a Fitness Measure: 6.RP.3
- Fraction Situations #1: Working with Fractions: 4.NF.3
- Fraction Situations #2: Working with Fractions: 6.NS.1
- Fraction Situations #3: Working with Fractions: 4.NF.3, 4.MD.2
- Scale Models #1: Working with Proportional Thinking: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Scale Models #2: Working with Proportional Thinking: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Gardening with Mathematics: Working the Ratios: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3
- Iowa Caucuses: Working with Ratios, Rates, Percent: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.SP.4
- Presidential Elections: Working with Voting Trends: 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 6.SP.5





Geometry 1 Activity Titles
- Construction Planning: Working with Areas and Volumes
- Construction Planning #2: Working with Areas and Volumes
- Landscaping the Yard: Working with Perimeters and Area
- Measuring Paper: Working with Perimeter and Area
- Swimming Pool Design: Working with Perimeters and Areas
- Swimming Pool Design #2: Working with Perimeters and Areas
- Swimming Pool Design #3: Working with Perimeters and Areas
- Transportation Grids: Working with the Pythagorean theorem
- Right Triangles around the House: Working with the Pythagorean theorem
- Slicing Foods: Working with Cross Sections

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Construction Planning: Working with Areas and Volumes: 6.G.1, 6.G.2, 7.G.6, N-Q.1
- Construction Planning #2: Working with Areas and Volumes: 6.G.1, 6.G.2, 7.G.6
- Landscaping the Yard: Working with Perimeters and Area: 6.G.1
- Measuring Paper: Working with Perimeter and Area: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3
- Swimming Pool Design: Working with Perimeters and Areas: 6.G.1, 7.G.6
- Swimming Pool Design #2: Working with Perimeters and Areas: 6.G.1, 7.G.6
- Swimming Pool Design #3: Working with Perimeters and Areas: 6.G.1, 7.G.6
- Transportation Grids: Working with the Pythagorean theorem: 8.G.7
- Right Triangles around the House: Working with the Pythagorean theorem: 8.G.7
- Slicing Foods: Working with Cross Sections: 7.G.3, G-GMD.4





Geometry 2 Activity Titles
- Scale Model Toys: Working with Scale and Scale Drawings
- Home Floorplans: Working with Scale Drawings
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #1: Working with Arcs and Arc Length
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #2: Working with Arcs and Arc Length
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #3: Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and - Arc Measure
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #4: Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and Arc Measure
- Angles on the Move: Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure
- Angles and our Planet: Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure
- Angles in Construction and Design: Working with Drawing Angles
- Where are we Heading: Working with Drawing Angles

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Scale Model Toys: Working with Scale and Scale Drawings: 7.G.1
- Home Floorplans: Working with Scale Drawings: 7.G.1
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #1: Working with Arcs and Arc Length: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, G-C.5
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #2: Working with Arcs and Arc Length: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, G-C.5
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #3: Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and - Arc Measure: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, G-C.5
- Planets Orbiting the Sun #4: Working with Arcs, Arc Length, and Arc Measure: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, G-C.5
- Angles on the Move: Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure: : 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 4.MD.7
- Angles and our Planet: Working with the Meaning of Angle Measure: 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 4.MD.7, 4.G.1
- Angles in Construction and Design: Working with Drawing Angles: 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 4.MD.7, 4.G.1
- Where are we Heading: Working with Drawing Angles: : 4.MD.5, 4.MD.6, 4.MD.7, 4.G.1






Graphing and Other Algebra Skills 1 Activity Titles
- Autism Awareness: Interpreting Graphs
- Designing Paper: Setting Up and Solving Problems
- Personal Income - Saginaw: Interpreting Rates of Change
- Portable Music Players: Interpreting Graphs
- Reading the News #2: Using Function Inverses
- Reading the News: Using Function Inverses
- Restaurant Sales: Composing Functions
- Saving for Retirement: Using a Finite Geometric Series
- Simple Interest Savings: Using Sequences
- Take Home Pay: Composing Functions

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Autism Awareness: Interpreting Graphs: 8.EE.5, 8.EE.6, 8.F.5, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.6
- Designing Paper: Setting Up and Solving Problems: 7.RP.2, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4, 8.EE.2
- Personal Income - Saginaw: Interpreting Rates of Change: F-IF.6, S-ID.6, S-ID.7
- Portable Music Players: Interpreting Graphs: 8.F.5, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.6
- Reading the News #2: Using Function Inverses: F-BF.4, S-ID.6
- Reading the News: Using Function Inverses: F-IF.6, F-BF.4, F-LE.1
- Restaurant Sales: Composing Functions: F-IF.1 F-IF.2, F-IF.3, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.6
- Saving for Retirement: Using a Finite Geometric Series: F-LE.2, A-SSE.4
- Simple Interest Savings: Using Sequences: 7.RP.3, F-LE.2
- Take Home Pay: Composing Functions: F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.3, F-BF.1





Graphing and Other Algebra Skills 2 Activity Titles
- Counting Sheets of Paper: Working with Series
- Paper Sizes: Working with Sequences
- Home Values: Working with Writing and Solving Equations
- Making Sense of Headlines: Working with Basic Inequalities
- Falling Objects _ Look Out Below! Working with Formulas
- Reading Nutrition Labels: Working with Multiples and Percents
- The NFL Pro Bowl: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant
- Minimum Wage: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant
- Tracking Daily Low Temperatures: Working with Graphing in all Quadrants
- Point Differentials in Basketball: Working with Graphs beyond the First Quadrant

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Counting Sheets of Paper: Working with Series: A-SSE.4
- Paper Sizes: Working with Sequences: F-BF.1, F-BF.2, F-LE.2
- Home Values: Working with Writing and Solving Equations: 6.EE.2, 7.EE.4
- Making Sense of Headlines: Working with Basic Inequalities: 6.EE.2, 7.EE.4
- Falling Objects _ Look Out Below! Working with Formulas: 6.EE.2, 7.EE.37.EE.4
- Reading Nutrition Labels: Working with Multiples and Percents: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.RP.3, 7.EE.3, 7.EE.4
- The NFL Pro Bowl: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant: 5.G.2
- Minimum Wage: Working with Graphs in the First Quadrant: 5.G.2
- Tracking Daily Low Temperatures: Working with Graphing in all Quadrants: 6.EE.2
- Point Differentials in Basketball: Working with Graphs beyond the First Quadrant: 6.EE.2







Linear 3 Activity Titles
- College Tuition: Working with Rates of Change
- Daily Newspapers: Working with Linear Function Models
- Music and Games #2: Working with Linear Inequalities
- Music and Games: Working with Linear Inequalities
- Selling Frozen Treats #2: Using the Simplex Method
- Selling Frozen Treats: Using the Simplex Method
- Shopping on a Budget #2: Working with Linear Inequalities
- Shopping on a Budget: Working with Linear Inequalities
- Thinking Like a Business Owner: Using Linear Programming
- Vacuum Cleaner Sales: Working with the Break-Even Point

Common Core Standards targeted:
- College Tuition: Working with Rates of Change: F-IF.4, F-IF.6
- Daily Newspapers: Working with Linear Function Models: F-IF.6, F-BF.1, F-BF.2
- Music and Games #2: Working with Linear Inequalities: CED.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12
- Music and Games: Working with Linear Inequalities: CED.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12
- Selling Frozen Treats #2: Using the Simplex Method
- Selling Frozen Treats: Using the Simplex Method
- Shopping on a Budget #2: Working with Linear Inequalities: CED.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12
- Shopping on a Budget: Working with Linear Inequalities: CED.3, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12
- Thinking Like a Business Owner: Using Linear Programming: A-CED.1, A-CED.2, A-CED.3, A-REI.6, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, A-REI.12
- Vacuum Cleaner Sales: Working with the Break-Even Point: A-SSE.1, CED.2, A-REI.3, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.6, F-LE.1, F-LE.2, F-LE.5






Periodic and Piecewise 2 Activity Titles
- Airports and Angles: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines
- Flight Headings: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines
- Fruit Snacks Interactive: Working with Averages
- Cooking Times: Working with Piecewise Functions
- Phases of the Moon: Working with Trigonometric Modeling
- Average High Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling
- Average Low Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling
- Meteorology: Working with Sinusoidal Models
- Sound Waves: Working with Sinusoidal Models
- Energy Prices: Working with Piecewise Functions

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Airports and Angles: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines: G-SRT.11
- Flight Headings: Using the Law of Cosines and Law of Sines: G-SRT.11
- Fruit Snacks Interactive: Working with Averages: 6.SP.5
- Cooking Times: Working with Piecewise Functions: F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.5
- Phases of the Moon: Working with Trigonometric Modeling: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.11, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.8, F-BF.1, F-BF.3, F-LE.5, F-TF.5, F-TF.7
- Average High Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.11, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-BF.1, F-BF.3, F-LE.5, F-TF.5, F-TF.7
- Average Low Temperatures: Using Trigonometric Modeling: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.11, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.7, F-BF.1, F-BF.3, F-LE.5, F-TF.5, F-TF.7
- Meteorology: Working with Sinusoidal Models: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.11, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.7, F-BF.1, F-BF.3, F-LE.5, F-TF.5, F-TF.7
- Sound Waves: Working with Sinusoidal Models: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.11, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.7, F-BF.1, F-BF.3, F-LE.5, F-TF.5, F-TF.7
- Energy Prices: Working with Piecewise Functions: A-SSE.1, A-CED.2, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.7, F-BF.1






Quadratic 2 Activity Titles
- Growing Gardens: Factoring Quadratic Functions
- Jumping Dogs: Using Quadratic Functions
- South America Population: Using Quadratic Models
- Cooking a Turkey: Working with Quadratic Function Models
- Men Getting Married: Working with Quadratic Function Models
- Electronic Gaming Sales: Working with Quadratic/Exponential - Functions
- Bat Weight, Swing/Ball Speed: Working with Quadratic and Linear Functions
- Mars Pathfinder: Working Graphically with Quadratic Functions
- Falling Objects: Working with Quadratic Function Equations
- Engine Horsepower: Working with Quadratic Function Modeling

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Growing Gardens: Factoring Quadratic Functions: A-REI.4, F-IF.8
- Jumping Dogs: Using Quadratic Functions: A-REI.4, F-IF.5, F-IF.7
- South America Population: Using Quadratic Models: A-REI.4, A-REI.6, F-IF.7
- Cooking a Turkey: Working with Quadratic Function Models: A-CED.2, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6, F-IF.7
- Men Getting Married: Working with Quadratic Function Models: A-CED.2, A-REI.4, A-REI.6, A-REI.7, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6, F-IF.7, F-IF.8
- Electronic Gaming Sales: Working with Quadratic/Exponential - Functions: A-CED.2, A-REI.6, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.7
- Bat Weight, Swing/Ball Speed: Working with Quadratic and Linear Functions: 8.SP.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.7, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.7
- Mars Pathfinder: Working Graphically with Quadratic Functions: 8.SP.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.4, A-REI.6, A-REI.7, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.7, F-IF.8
- Falling Objects: Working with Quadratic Function Equations: A-SSE.3, A-REI.4, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6, F-IF.7
- Engine Horsepower: Working with Quadratic Function Modeling: 8.SP.1, A-CED.2, A-REI.10, A-REI.11, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-IF.4, F-IF.6, F-IF.7







Quadratic 2 Activity Titles
- Olympic Medals: Using Venn Diagrams
- Los Angeles Angels' Salaries: Working with the Measures of Central Tendency
- Average Athletics: Working with the Meaning of Mean (Average)
- Media Headlines: Understanding Bias
- Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever: Working with Box and Whisker Plots
- Student Grades: Understanding Correlation and Causation
- Wearing Eye Glasses: Working with Confidence Intervals
- Fun With Batting Averages: Understanding Simpson's Paradox
- Determining Student Grades: Working with Linear Models
- Body Weights and Heights: Working with Linear Models

Common Core Standards targeted:
- Olympic Medals: Using Venn Diagrams: 7.SP.8
- Los Angeles Angels' Salaries: Working with the Measures of Central Tendency: 6.SP.5, S-ID.2, S-ID.3
- Average Athletics: Working with the Meaning of Mean (Average): 6.SP.5, 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, S-ID.2, S-ID.3, S-IC.1, S-IC.3
- Media Headlines: Understanding Bias: 7.SP.1, S-IC.1, S-IC.6
- Greatest Home Run Hitter Ever: Working with Box and Whisker Plots: 6.SP.4, S-ID.1, S-ID.2, S-ID.3
- Student Grades: Understanding Correlation and Causation: 8.F.4, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.3, S-ID.9,
- Wearing Eye Glasses: Working with Confidence Intervals: S-IC.1, S-IC.4
- Fun With Batting Averages: Understanding Simpson's Paradox: , S-ID.1, S-ID.2
- Determining Student Grades: Working with Linear Models: A-CED.2, A-REI.4, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-LE.5, S-ID.6, S-ID.7, S-ID.8
- Body Weights and Heights: Working with Linear Models: 8.F.4, 8.SP.1, 8.SP.3, A-CED.2, A-REI.4, F-IF.1, F-IF.2, F-LE.5, S-ID.6, S-ID.7, S-ID.8
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