I have found K Cups to be incredibly powerful tools in ALL areas of my math program. The hands-on component and real life problem solving that has transpired have proved to be a game changer in making math relevant, engaging and real. Feel free to download and adapt all lessons, both as PDFs and SMART Notebook files. Please SHARE!

**Lesson- “K Cup Challenge” PDF K Cup Math Challenges SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea– **Students work against the clock to use K Cups to think “outside the box” to demonstrate their math understanding! A GREAT, fun, interactive way to review and reinforce math learning!

**Stands**

**Data Management/Probability**– theoretical and experimental probability, using percent to show probability

**Measurement**– non standard and standard units of measure, perimeter, area of triangle and quadrilateral, conversions between metric units

**Number Sense/Numeration- **multiples, factors,arrays, ratio, mixed numbers, improper fractions, fractions, decimals, percent,

**Patterning/Algebra- **decreasing and increasing patterns, write a pattern rule, follow a pattern rule, create a T Table to demonstrate patterns, two step rules

**Geometry- **reflections, rotations, translations, characteristics of polygons/quadrilaterals/triangles , symmetry, acute, obtuse and right angles,

**Lesson- “K Cup Stack” PDF K Cup Stack SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea**– Have students compete to stack K Cups in a single and double stack.

**Stands**

**Data Management**– tally charts, mean, median, mode, range, create a bar graph

**Measurement**– measuring using standard and non standard units of measure

**Number Sense**– fractions, decimals and percent

**Lesson- “Krazy K Cup Problems” PDF K Cups Problem Solving SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea-** Students work through a variety of multi-step, multi- strand problems using K Cups

**Strands**

** Measurement- **volume, surface area, linear measurement using a standard unit of measure, metric conversions between units

**Numeration-** subtraction, percent, estimation, division

**Patterning- **create a growing pattern, represent a pattern in a T Table, figuring out pattern rules,

**Algebra- **finding missing variables

**Lesson- “The K Cup Prism” PDF The K Cup Prism SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea**– Students use K Cups to build a rectangular prism given the volume and two dimensions. A warm activity that reviews many measurement concepts included.

**Strands**** **

**Measurement- **perimeter, area, volume, volume with missing dimension, using non standard units of measure, using standard units of measure, converting units of measure, surface area

**Geometry- **drawing solids and nets, characteristics of quadrilaterals

**Algebra-** equations with missing variables

**Lesson- “Build it Up!” PDF Build it Up! SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea**– Students build a rectangular prism, working incrementally, starting with the perimeter and adding from there!

**Strands **

**Measurement- **perimeter, area, volume, using non standard units of measure, using standard units of measure, surface area

**Geometry- **drawing solids and nets

**Lesson- “K Cup Cleaning Challenge!” PDF K Cup Cleaning Challenge SMART Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea**– After students collect a number of K Cup it’s time to use team work and clean them, by removing the grounds, filters and foil (we reuse, compost or recycle each part). There is a ton of math that comes out of this activity!

**Strands **

**Measurement**– time, elapsed time, linear measurement using standard and non standard units of measure, metric conversions, reasonable time estimation

**Data Management- **tally charts, mean, median, mode, range, create and compare bar graphs, read bar graphs, create and compare circle graphs

**Numeration- **estimation, fractions, decimals, percents, addition, subtraction, division, multiplication

**Lesson- “A Bag Full of K Cups” PDF A Bag Full of K Cups Notebook Teacher Exchange Download**

**Idea**– After filling a garbage bag full of K Cups my students worked on using information provided to figure the answer to many BIG questions about the bag. All pictures included so you may do with your class

**Strands **

**Measurement**– mass, comparing masses

**Numeration- **addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, reasonable estimation