Link to a website for TI-84 and TI-Nspire with all materials: student sheet, notes and solutions, videos, calculator (tns) files: **bit.ly/windchill_tr**

Below is the student worksheet followed by the teacher notes and solutions for the TI-84 family of graphing calculators. The TI-Nspire version is very similar. The TI-Nspire version also contains tns files for the student and the teacher. **Enjoy…**

**Student worksheet**

**Teacher Notes and Solutions**

Contact me with questions and suggestions: **tom@tomreardon.com**

**Enjoy …**

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This activity can be used at grade 7 or beyond. It can be done with either a TI-83/84/84CE or the TI-Nspire.

Here is a link to a website that contains all the files. On one side are the files for the 84, the other side is for Nspire. **bit.ly/superbowl53ti**

Link to a short video (5 mins) that explains the activity: **Math_Super_Bowl_Activity_Video**

Idea: the scores of the first 52 Super Bowl football games will be placed into lists on the calculator.

On the TI-83/84/84CE, the data is easily placed into the proper lists with the ease of running a supplied program. On the TI-Nspire, the data is already in the tns file.

The students are then asked questions about the data and will need to perform either 1 Variable Statistics to answer them, or to create a box plot to answer them. We encourage the use of groups of 4 to do the activity in class. See the Teacher Notes for either calculator.

We will begin with 20 fun trivia facts about the Super Bowl, including how it got its name. **These are great class starters – fun and interesting!**

Enjoy…

**Super Bowl Fun Facts 2019**

**Student Activity TI-83/84/84CE (TI-Nspire version is very similar)**

**Teacher Solutions TI-83/84/84CE (TI-Nspire version is very similar)**

**Scores of the first 52 Super Bowl games**

**Contact me with questions or suggestions: tom@tomreardon.com**

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I will be giving a **week-long course at Exeter Academy this summer** that will illustrate many activities like this one. If you are interested, check out session 32 at this link: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/media/MathCourses2019%20Updated.pdf

**Here is the student pdf:**

**Here is the teacher pdf:**

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I will be giving a **week-long course at Exeter Academy this summer** that will illustrate many activities like this one. If you are interested, check out session 32 at this link: https://exeter.edu/sites/default/files/media/MathCourses2019%20Updated.pdf

**Here is the student pdf:**

**Here is the teacher pdf:**

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In this math activity, we model the data with appropriate mathematics and create social awareness of these tragedies. This is written for the TI-84 CE but can be done on other platforms. Below are links to the student sheets, teacher notes, and TI-84 CE program with the data. Following that is the student PDF, and then the teacher PDF. There is also a website that brings attention to this data and much more: http://noheatstroke.org/ A big thank you to Jan Null at San Jose University for collecting, organizing and providing this important data at this website.

This activity uses data from the TI parking lot in Dallas. There is a similar activity that uses data from a school parking lot in Scottsdale, Arizona.

**All the data can be found here (for both cities):** http://bit.ly/hotcartemps

**Student PDF with Dallas data:**

**Teacher PDF with Dallas data:**

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This activity was written for middle and high school math teachers and their students.

In this blog below you will see the Student Activity followed by the Teachers Notes and Solutions. Both of these are available to be downloaded in pdf from this link: Plastic Straw Activity

The solutions were done with a TI-84 CE but could also be done with a TI-84 or TI-Nspire. We hope this provides a good mathematics lesson along with social awareness for the environment.

Starbuck’s to halt plastic straw use by 2020

Washington Post article that plastic straws are bad for our bodies, too.

Click here to go to the website that contains all the materials. Obtain all the files for the TI-84, TI-84 CE, and TI-Nspire: student pdf’s, teacher pdf’s, 84 program, TI-Nspire document.

Click here to view a two-minute video from the New York Times explaining the opioid crisis.

The following is the Teacher’s Notes of the activity for the TI-84 and TI-84 CE. It is very similar to the activity for TI-Nspire.

**Click here to view a two-minute video from the New York Times explaining the opioid crisis.**

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