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Veterans Day, 2023

Algebra Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
On Veterans Day we honor the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.  There are now 16.2 million living veterans. We found these maps that show where veterans liv...

How many Americans (and their pets) participate in Halloween?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Surveys show that more and more people are involved in and spending on Halloween activities. If the percent of Americans participating continues at this pace and the population continues to grow at ...

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...

Wildfires and particulate matter

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Current events Data and probability
Wildfires in Canada have been spreading dangerous smoke pollution throughout much of North America. What is a dangerous size of particles per cubic meter (PM)? How tiny is th...

Doubling your money

Algebra Number Sense Data and probability Wow factor Any time math
My friend and I were arguing about how long it would take me to double my investment amounts.  How will your students figure this out?  Are there any tricks?  Explore investing ...

Father's Day and Juneteenth; 3 Activities

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
For Father's Day (Links to different activities) Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers (2015) - Students compare the cost of buying disposable vers...

What is an atmospheric river(AR)?

Algebra Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Wow factor
North America from space. Elements furnished by NASA - https://www.noaa.gov/stories/what-are-atmospheric-rivers How are they ranked? Students become familiar with this weather phenomena and ...

March Madness - Does seeding really matter?

Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
  March Madness, the big 68 team college basketball tournament, will now take over our TV viewing during the weekends of March. School and office friends are filling out brackets. ...

Just some March Madness math

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
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 ...

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 ...
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