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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 ...

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. ...

Giant Pumpkins 2022

Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Wow factor
5 pound pumpkin compared to giant pumpkin Let your students marvel at World Record winning giant pumpkins as they use proportions to calculate the quantities of pumpkin puree and th...

I should have invested!

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
  People who have invested their money in the stock markets could have made a lot of money in recent years.  Students use yearly percent increase data to decide which stock: Apple, Dis...

Data remaining ... tricky

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
I checked my data usage for the month.  What do you notice and wonder (see the activity)?   What could my data plan be? How much have I used? How much will...

How Much Halloween Candy Will You Collect?

Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Data and probability
[caption id="attachment_35171" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window.[/caption] How do you judge whose prediction is closest? In this Hallow...

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...

President's Pay for Presidents' Day

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
You can't run for President now, but heck, 2036 is right around the corner. Being President of the United States will be quite an accomplishment and a ton of work.   But, how...

Huge diamond found in Canada

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
552-carat diamond found in Diavik Mine, Northwest Territories, Canada Can you tell just how big this gem is?  Do you know how big a carat is? What would this look like on a ring on you...

Holiday candy sales

Algebra Number Sense Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Which holidays are associated with candy? For which of those holidays is the most candy sold? What percents of annual candy sales does each holiday contribute? Consider using some in...
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