A very hands-on activity. This “low-floor, high-ceiling” task is great for a beginning of the year introduction to your class. You can use this lesson to emphasize the use of multiple strategies, the power of mathematics, and, of course, the best way to make a great first impression.

Mathematical Domains: Statistics and Probability, Functions

Standards: Grade Levels 6-9: HSF-BF.A.2

Topics: Number Sense, Problems Solving, Multiple Strategies, Combinations, Arithmetic Series, First Day Activity

Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9

Duration: Approximately 1-2 hours

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities