This Week: September 28October 2
Estimation Challenges  Candy Corn!
Day 25: How many pieces of candy corn in the cup?

Day 26: How many pieces of candy corn come in the bag?

Day 27: How many scoops of candy corn will fill the jar?

Three Act Experience  Speed of Light
1. As you watch the following video, consider which visual representation does the speed of light most look like  the top or the bottom?
3. Calculate the time it would take for the light from a flashlight to reach the moon from the earth's surface.
4. Watch the following video to see if you were right!
4. Watch the following video to see if you were right!
Additional Challenge Questions:
 If it were bright enough, how long would it take Dan's flashlight to reach Pluto?
 Choose an object in the universe and find out how long it will take the light from Dan's flashlight to reach it.'
 If the light takes a month to reach a certain point in space, where might that point be?
 How far does light travel in ten years? (A: Ten lightyears. Introduce a new unit of distance.)
Link to full lesson.
Standards: 6.RP.3  Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve realworld and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Standards: 6.RP.3  Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve realworld and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Algebraic Pattern  Football Helmets
Analyze the following pattern and answer the following questions:
 What visual pattern do you notice?
 How many helmets will be in step 4? How many in step 5?
 Write an algebraic expression that solves for the number of helmets at any step (n).
 How many helmets will be in step 100?