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Mother's Day

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Social Studies Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art Current events Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability Funny Wow factor
How much do we spend on Mother's Day - Use the Mother's Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how mu...

It's opening weekend for Barbie

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability Funny
This movie is supposed to be nostalgic, clever, funny, and wildly entertaining. We've written an activity that lets students express their excitement (or lack of) in seeing this new movie, st...

Ground Hog day

Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Funny
On GroundHog Day (February 2nd), Punxsutawney Phil will again, with great ceremony, come out of his burrow and look for his shadow.  Let your students check out the relative frequency of hi...

Willy Makeit or Betty Wont

Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion Funny Wow factor
I have to go to the bathroom pretty badly. I have to admit that I have been holding it in for a while.  Finally!  I see a bathroom sign!  Wait ... it is in kilometers?  How...

How much pee is in this pool?

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Funny Wow factor
After chlorination, it has been hard to measure the quantity of pollutants in pool water.  A Canadian chemist, Xing-Fang Li, has found a marker for urine that chlorine doesn't disguise....

When will they collide?

Algebra Number Sense Funny
Show the video to your class. Give students time to complain and talk about seeing this commercial.  Then take guesses from students about the actual time it would take to collide. &...

Happy Friday the 13th!

Algebra Number Sense Current events Funny
Don't worry, 13 is a Happy number! Students learn a new function and test whether a number is Happy or Sad.

Banana Art "Comedian"

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Math and Art Ratio and Proportion Funny
What do you think this activity might be about? What do you wonder? How much would you pay for this piece of art? How much profit is involved in this sale? ...

April Fool's Day fun

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events Funny
This day is known for pranks and puzzles.   Try one of these 4 activities on April Fools Day. Ask students to analyze where I made my mistake.  PerplexingProblem.pdf CC...

Viral Growth - Talk like a Pirate Day

Algebra Number Sense Holidays and Annual Events Funny
Sunday, September 19th is "Talk like a Pirate Day". Bring some humor and marketing understanding to your students with this activity about a silly holiday that has had viral growth. What happe...
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