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Do teams that spend a lot win a lot?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
In this activity students compare team wins with team salaries in the four major North American sports ... the NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL.   Students use data from recent seasons to create scatter ...

Are original movies better than their sequels?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
We've gathered some data on movie ratings and their sequels and asked students to analyze the data, decide on some analysis and debate (with their mathematical data) which are better ... the origi...

Tornadoes 2019

Number Sense Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Tornadoes have devastated the Midwest, U.S. in the last few days. Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Mississippi have been brutally hit with these powerful event...

Are baseball games getting longer?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
  March 28th, 2018 was opening day for this year's Major League Baseball season. It's a good time for some Major League Baseball math! In this activity students think about how major league ...

Consumer spending 2018

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Data and probability
Graph from Wolfram Alpha Consumers in the U.S. spend a lot of money. In this activity we look at historical data to see if there are any patterns in our spending.  How does our holida...

Will the new iPhone sales be huge?

Algebra Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Apple just announced their new, 10th anniversary, iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.  These phones will soon be in stores, the iPhone 8 comes out on September 22, 2017. The iPhone X is ava...

Measuring sea level

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
What does this gizmo do? We've given students a diagram of what the interior of this mechanism contains and asked them to try to decide what its purpose must be. Then we've...

What does 95% confidence in the poll results mean?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Data and probability
There have been a lot of polls about who will win the Presidential election. I get so confused when polling results are reported.  What is a 95% confidence measure? What's the margin of ...

Fantastic Beasts - What did it cost to make?

Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
In 2001, J.K.Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter series) wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie of this book opened on November 18th, 2016.  This is the first in a ...

How Much is a Tweet Worth?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
These days it seems everyone is on social media. Are you? Famous athletes and entertainers are on social media and they can make a lot of money.  In this activity students study how ...
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