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Will the Barbie movie out-perform Avatar at the box office?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability
The Barbie Movie is still doing well in the theaters.  It has only been 6 1/2 weeks since its debut.  Do you think that it can out-earn Avatar?  Students study the numbers, recognize ...

The 8th billion baby

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
How fast is the world's population growing? Will the world's population size increase indefinitely?  Are all countries' populations increasing at the same rate? What are some of the...

Iditarod 2023 – The Last Great Race on Earth

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
The Iditarod Dogsled Race will begin this year on Saturday, March 4th in Anchorage, Alaska. It is often called The Last Great Race on Earth because it is so long and grueling. Students ...

Refugees from Ukraine

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability
We are hearing a lot about the war in Ukraine. Civilian Ukrainians are fleeing the war zone in order to remain safe and find food and housing.  How do these numbers compare with other tragic ev...

When will WORDLE run out of words?

Number Sense Movies and Entertainment Current events Data and probability
[caption id="attachment_41178" align="aligncenter" width="189"] https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html[/caption] Have you played it yet? If so, do you play it every day? Why do you s...

Spider-Man continues

Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Spider-Man: No Way Home opened on December 17, 2021.   How much did it cost to make? How much will it gross? Is the Spider-Man phenomena a guarantee for success? How would yo...

Bowl by the hour or the game?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
   What should you consider when choosing how to pay? Which do you expect will be the best deal? How do you know? For Adventurer members we have an editable Word docx, an Excel sheet, ...

Holiday shipping

Algebra Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Now that the shopping season has begun, it's time to get the packages to your homes.  Two big companies take care of a lot of that shipping.  How do they manage that? The mechanis...

Chuck E. Cheese needed to shred

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Food Current events Data and probability
Restaurants have been having a hard time and Chuck E. Cheese, with their arcade games and hands on everything, needed to declare bankruptcy during the pandemic. 7 BILLION previously printed tickets ...

How much did the tooth fairy give you when you lost a tooth?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
   Think back to when you were loosing your baby teeth.  What was the going tooth rate in your house? Do you think that, on average, you were paid well or were you disappointed? &nbs...
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