Ratio and Proportion


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Starbucks sales (Updated!)

Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Time to give students some authentic math on a topic they will surely be interested in ... Starbucks!  We ask and answer a few questions in this activity. About h...

The tallest structure made of Legos

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Art Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Data and probability
Act One: The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was set in Seoul, South Korea.  Check out this video on youtube! What other questions do you have? Act T...

Storm cleanup

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion
This activity could be used as an introduction to trig ratios.  Students figure out the approximate length of the huge branch that I have to fell for safety and firewood. After approximating ...


Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion
Jeremy Lin is the New York Knicks most startling player.  His story is exciting in that he graduated from Harvard in 2010 and was not immediately drafted into the NBA.  At first he was...

The Euro and the international debt crisis

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Lately the news is filled with talk of the Euro, US foreign debt, the fragility of European monetary systems, and the interdependence of all of these crisis. In this activity students become fami...

Launch of the next ISS crew

Number Sense Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
If all goes well, the next crew of the International Space Station (the ISS) will launch on Sunday, Novemeber 13, 2011 from the  Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Keep your student ...


Number Sense Ratio and Proportion
Disney's animated movie, Tangled, came out in 2010. We've shown students some of the Brothers Grimm's original fairy tale along with giving them a glimpse at the physics involved in the animation of R...
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