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Leslie's Yummy Pumpkin Pie

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Every year more and more people come to our house on Thanksgiving morning for my (Leslie's)famous pumpkin pie and a hike in the nearby woods.  This year 23 people have already accepted. How man...

Vampire bats + Mosquito eating bats

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events
Ooooo. Scary!  In this first activity on vampire bats we've given lots of interesting metric and customary unit facts and asked students to relate those sizes to more familiar objects.  Si...

What is an atmospheric river(AR)?

Algebra Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Wow factor
North America from space. Elements furnished by NASA - https://www.noaa.gov/stories/what-are-atmospheric-rivers How are they ranked? Students become familiar with this weather phenomena and ...

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 old are you?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Wow factor
We usually give our ages in years, but that isn't very precise is it?  In this activity students find their age in days, hours and minutes.  First students take two minutes to estimate the...

Why isn't the World Cup happening now?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Wow factor
The World Cup Finals is only played every 4 years but isn't it always in June?    The World Cup Finals 2022 will be played in Qatar from November 21st until December 18th, 2022. &nbs...

Death Valley, CA - How hot was it?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
  This picture may have been Photoshopped and not be a true representation.  We blacked out the Fahrenheit reading of this temperature sign at the Death Valley Visitor ...

Just ONE hot dog

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Food Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
A newly released nutritional and environmentally sustainable study shows that eating just one hot dog can take 36 minutes off your total healthy lifespan. How many would you have to eat to lo...

Shoprite's solar energy goals on the African continent

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability
  Shoprite is the largest supermarket chain in Africa.  The company is presently engaged in increasing their use of solar power to harness the abundant natural resource of solar potentia...

How big is this hornet really?

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Current events
Egad !!!!   Giant Asian hornets have now migrated to Washington state and British Columbia.  Even though they are sometimes called "murder hornets" their stings aren't fatal.  The...
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