Fireworks on your calculator

Let your students experiment with their graphing calculators to create a nice fireworks display?  We’ve written a brief activity that questions students about manipulating parabolas, adjusting their calculator windows, and helping them celebrate whatever. Or consider using Desmos or Geogebra to create these fireworks. Enjoy!

4th-play.pdf

CCSS:  HSA.SSE, HSF.IF

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

Or you and your students could enjoy some Flag Art – A little ratio art might be a fun way to get ready for July 4th.  In this past Memorial Day activity students measure; create whole number ratios for the official U.S. flag; decide how our artistic flags will be different from the official flag; make stars from regular pentagons, and finally create a flag design in honor of the fourth.

The activity: Flags.pdf

CCSS: 4.NBT, 4.NFB, 5.NBT, 5.NF.B, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6.RP.3, 7.RP.1, 7.RP.2, 7.G.1

Pentagon Cut-outs:  SmallPentagons.pdf      RegularPentagons.pdf      VariousPentagons.pdf

For members we have an editable Word docx and solution/teacher tips.

from Yummy Math https://www.yummymath.com/2017/fireworks-on-your-calculator/