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U. S. Open Tennis Tournament prizes have been awarded

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament has just been completed. It is possibly the biggest tennis tournament in the world. We've updated our numbers and focused on the prize money.  As students ponder t...

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 ...

How hard it is to pick the perfect bracket?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
Games have begun and there have been several upsets but March Madness won't be over until the finals on April 3rd and 4th. March Madness bracket predictions can still be reworked. This ye...

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...

Shrinkflation

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Shrinkflation! What do you think this word means?   Inflation in the cost of living (2021) was estimated to be about a 7% rise. If "shrinkflation" is happening at the same time, is t...

Beijing Olympic Schedule 2022

Number Sense Sports Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
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...

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...

Federal debt and deficit - What are they?

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
What's the big deal with our national debt?  Do we actually borrow money to cover our debt?  If we do, imagine the interest charges? Help your students (and their families) understa...

The new R-naught number

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Current events Data and probability
There's a number used to quantify how fast a virus will spread, the R-naught number.  As the coronavirus spread though out the world, we saw how the threat of infection was measured and und...

Does an NFL player's draft order mean a lot for the player?

Algebra Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Updated! This Thursday, April 27th, college football players will be awaiting knowing their futures in the NFL.Every spring, roughly 250 college football players are drafted by NFL teams throug...
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