Objective: the students will be able to demonstrate their skills in solving equations (One step and two-step)

Materials:

* empty egg carton

*12 pieces colorful plain plastic (toy) eggs

*Coloring materials, marker/Sharpie

*Colored papers

Procedure:

1. Design the egg carton and label with :

Egg Equations (1 Step, 2 Step or Multistep) Project or Writing Eggquations Project

2. Pick two sets of 6 item equations /inequalities questions from the project worksheet (provided by the teacher) and students make their own 6 equations question.

3. Using a marker write each question on each egg shell and the solution on each egg space in the egg carton.

4. Answer each question, show all work and write down the steps on a paper .Fold the paper and put it inside the egg with the corresponding question that was answered.

5. The egg project will be graded by their classmate (assigned partner) and the teacher on the evaluation day.

6. Criteria for Grading:

Accuracy of the answer= 50%

Solving Process (show and explain the steps)= 30%

Project Design (neatness and completely labeled)= 20%

Wow! My students brought their homemade chocolate cakes, cupcakes, cookies, etc…so happy they enjoyed the Pi activities especially the eating part hahaha. Happy Pi Day everyone!

Here’s a Math Teaching Idea for my fellow MATH teachers. Tomorrow is PI day (3/14). I want to share this cool website and feel free to do any activity in your class related to PI.

Celebrate Pi Day (Middle School and High School Resources)
Two new Pi Day images have been released by Illuminations—pin them in time for 3/14/15 9:26:53. Also consider using these resources to celebrate Pi Day with your students:Apple Pi, Pi Line, Computing Pi, and Pi Filling, Archimedes Style!.

Tomorrow in my middle school math classes, we will celebrate Pi with this activity: Cutting π

Materials:
circular food (pie,cookies, crackers, pizza, cake, etc.)
string, scissors,tape, cling wrap and ziplock to cover the food when measuring

To Do and Notice:
Carefully wrap string around the circumference of your circular object. Cut the string when it is exactly the same length as the circumference. Now take your “string circumference” and stretch it across the diameter of your circular object. Cut as many “string diameters” from your “string circumference” as you can. How many diameters could you cut? Compare your data with that of others. What do you notice?

What’s Going On?
This is a hands-on way to divide a circle’s circumference by its diameter. No matter what circle you use, you’ll be able to cut 3 complete diameters and have a small bit of string left over. Estimate what fraction of the diameter this small piece could be (about 1/7). You have “cut pi,” about 3 and 1/7 pieces of string, by determining how many diameters can be cut from the circumference. Tape the 3 + pieces of string onto paper and explain their significance.

I will also ask my students calculate the circumference and area of different circular food then, we will eat and celebrate after all the MATH hard work.