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Autumnal Equinox 2023

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
Updated for 2023! Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 06:50 UTC (2:50 am EST), will be the Autumnal Equinox. It is the time of year when an imaginary plane would pass through both the Earth...

The Moroccan Earthquake and the Richter scale

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Friday evening, September 8th, a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco southwest of Marrakech. What does a 6.8 magnitude earthquake mean?  How powerful was that...

Little Amal walks across the United States

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Art Current events Ratio and Proportion Wow factor Any time math
With our world in so much turmoil and refugees trying to survive hardships by traveling away from their homes, the story of Little Amal is powerful, timely, and touching. Of course there is a lot...

Will the Barbie movie out-perform Avatar at the box office?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability
The Barbie Movie is still doing well in the theaters.  It has only been 6 1/2 weeks since its debut.  Do you think that it can out-earn Avatar?  Students study the numbers, recognize ...

Justin Verlander's lunch bill

Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Any time math
In the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to play (and lose to) the Boston Red Sox in the finals. Evidently the population of Los Angeles held a grudge wi...

Hurricanes again

Algebra Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Updated In this updated hurricane activity, we've ask students to examine the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and consider what other elements besides this ranking may contribute to t...

Jock tax 2023

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Sports Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Great professional athletes make a lot of money. Did you know that professional athletes have to pay an amazing amount of federal, state, and sometimes even city tax? Grant Williams, a Boston Cel...

Monarch's are flying south again

Algebra Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
In mid-August and early September, the Monarch butterflies begin their annual migration south to more moderate climates to hibernate and overwinter. It is an incredibly long migration and fa...

What do you know about the Hawaiian islands?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability Any time math
We’ve been watching news about the extreme wild fires, draught and winds that have devastated parts of the Hawaiian Islands. Let your students explore Hawaii and better understand its d...

Will sending you back to school this year cost a fortune?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events Current events
With high inflation rates, supply shortages, and rethinking what is essential spending, back to school spending might be different this year. Back-to-school spending is huge and students mi...
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