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Monarch's are flying south again

Algebra Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
In mid-August and early September, the Monarch butterflies begin their annual migration south to more moderate climates to hibernate and overwinter. It is an incredibly long migration and fa...

What is heat index?

Math and Science Current events Data and probability
 It's been really hot in many places on our Earth lately. Is some heat more bearable? What is the heat index measure? How does that affect our risks and our tolerance of heat?  How doe...

March Equinox - big deal? ... and 5 more Spring activities

Algebra Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
   What's with the March Equinox? Does it really affect our lives? Is it just some astronomical occurrence? Students calculate the daylight hours at the March Equi...

Just some March Madness math

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Today, March 12th, is selection Sunday. Tomorrow we'll know how the college basketball teams are seeded and bracketology can begin. Introduce your students to the meaning and excitement of March ...

Beijing Olympic Schedule 2022

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The Winter Olympics begins this week in Beijing. Wikipedia had this schedule of events. We think that there is a lot of information missing and apparent in this graphic. What can you tell, wha...

Lots of pieces

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Data and probability
Brian has a lot of puzzles.  His family must love working on them. What do you wonder about his puzzles? What do you notice? Make an educated guess, about how many pieces are in a...

Crazy basketball score

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Wow! Look at that score! There were some scoreboard malfunctions in this December 15, 2020, pre-season game.  What might have been the final score if this game progressed at this rate? ...

What is with this chart?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
A fellow teacher, Laura Deschaines, saw this chart on the news the other night.  What do you notice?  Does anything seem amiss?  What should it look like? For Adventurer members we...

NHL Playoff games can sure last a long time!

Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Revised! We're watching another Stanley Cup playoff now. Will there be any really long games during the playoffs? In 2013, a Stanley Cup playoff match between the Bruins and Blackhawks wen...
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