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What is a quantum dot?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion Wow factor Any time math
 In this activity, students work through the nomenclature to understand the possibilities of nano science and quantum dots.  Questions that are answered; How many nanometers are in a millime...

How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks
Check out our Christmas Tree! We need to buy lights for the tree.  Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights we will need. What information would help you t...

Do I have enough wrapping paper?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks
In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Con...

Monster cake

Number Sense Geometry Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
Jodie Berman, a high school math teacher in Chicago, loves mathematics and loves to cook.  We've created an activity based on her Monster Cake (composed ...

Greasing light poles

Algebra Geometry Math and Social Studies Sports Current events
The Philadelphia police were being proactive about keeping their enthusiastic Eagles fans from being reckless as they celebrated their 2018 Super Bowl win.  So, the police departments...

Rescue of the Chilean miners - The 33

Geometry Math and Science
On August 5, 2010, the San Jose copper-gold mine near Copiapó, Chile collapsed stranding 33 miners in a large cavern more than 2,000 feet below ground. A new movie has just been released about the inc...

Geometry of Flooding

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
In 2010, March was so rainy that flooding was the topic of every newscast and many, many conversations. The picture shows how students went home from school in Wayland Mass. on Mar...
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