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Each Citizen Math lesson is designed to be taught over two days and fits seamlessly into your core curriculum

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Bottled Water

What’s the best size of disposable water bottle?

Grade 8
Cones, Cylinders, Spheres
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Axle Roads

How do vehicles turn so smoothly?

Grade 7
Measuring Circles
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

1600 Pennsylvania

How big is the White House?

Grade 6
Area/SA/Volume
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

About Time

How has the pace of human innovation changed over time?

Grade 7
Rational Numbers
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Ad Vantage

How much of what we see is advertising?

Grade 6
Area/SA/Volume
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Billions & Billions

How is the human population changing?

Algebra 1
Exponential Functions (Beg.)
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Big Foot Conspiracy

Should people with small feet pay less for shoes?

Grade 7
Ratios & Proportions
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Wage War

Should the government increase the minimum wage?

Algebra 1
Solving Linear Systems
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Downside Up

Is there an upside to having a bad day?

Grade 6
Positive & Negative Integers
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Text Me Later

How dangerous is texting and driving?

Grade 7
Ratios & Proportions
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Seeking Shelter

What factors influence homelessness in a city?

Grade 8
Writing Linear Equations
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Happy Meal

How much would it cost to get all the toys in a Happy Meal?

Algebra 1
Probability (Beg.)
This complex task is best as a culminating unit activity after students have developed formal knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Tip Jar

What’s the fairest way to tip at a restaurant?

Grade 6
Percents
Great anytime, including at the beginning of a unit before students have any formal introduction to the topic.

Pic Me

What's the best way to use Instagram?

Algebra 2
Bivariate Statistics
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.

Timber

What’s the best strategy for cutting down trees?

Grade 8
Cones, Cylinders, Spheres
Appropriate most times as students are developing conceptual understanding.