Lessons in Units

CCSS Units
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=2ab178033df7033fc56d6f0d839a7e233559b0541a3437ceb92f70f0a1b9867d

Big Foot Conspiracy

Should people with small feet pay less for shoes? Students use unit rates to calculate how much different-sized shoes cost per ounce and debate the fairest way for manufacturers to charge for their shoes.

Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=20662a05ad85cb0db431f3aa1644fd446428f5ac49309f72078c1f61ad0a3b26

Pair-Alysis

How many different shoes can you design on NIKEiD? Students use tree diagrams to determine the total number of design combinations that are possible on NikeID and discuss the psychological impact of having billions of options to choose from.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=53be9281fa8885e63c58b65d00aa931854d349390a2cd6c1844881635e89f373

My Two Left Feet

Should shoe companies sell left and right shoes separately? Students collect survey and measurement data, construct bar graphs, and discuss distributions and measures of central tendency in order to figure out whether shoe companies should necessarily be selling their products in same-size pairs.

Topic: Statistics and Probability (SP)
Aws4 request&x amz signedheaders=host&x amz signature=91da3dca4f9b659066b0139ccc8f5a2e29b63391433d637b39ce67cd25dce856

Time of Your Life

How much of your life do you spend doing different activities? Students use proportional reasoning and unit rates to calculate how much of their total lifespan they can expect to spend sleeping, eating, and working...and discuss how they'd like to spend the time that's left over.

Topic: Ratios and Proportional Relationships (RP)