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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...

How hard is it to find a 4 leaf clover? (3 Saint Patrick's Day activities)

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Wow factor
Shamrocks in Ireland are actually 3-leafed white clover, trifolium repens. If you are lucky, you can sometimes find a four-leafed clover. How rare is finding a 4-leafed clover?  How hard do you...

Need to rent some chaise lounges

Algebra Ratio and Proportion
Brian is in Crete and he took a picture of this sign. What do you suppose he's going to ask next? Yep.  "How much will 6 lounges and 2 umbrellas cost?"  And more ... Systems begin. ...

Ravensburger huge puzzle

Number Sense Geometry Math and Social Studies Math and Art Ratio and Proportion
 This puzzle is gorgeous and HUGE! Ravensburger says that if you spent 2 hours every day putting this puzzle together it would take you a year to finish. What do you wonder? Students ...

More eruptions on Hawai'i's Kilauea

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion
The Volcano Kilauea is continuing to spew molten lava and ash on the island of Hawai'i. This volcano is on the tip of the southern most Hawaiian Island. Is that significant? In this activit...

BIG Snickers bar

Algebra Geometry Math and Food 3-act tasks Wow factor
  Act 1 - Big question = How many times bigger than a regular Snickers bar is this? What info would you like to know? How are you going to judge how much bigger this ...

Civil rights marches, how do you count a crowd?

Number Sense Geometry Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events
  On October 16, 1995, perhaps a million black men gathered for the Million Man March on Washington.  This was 32 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his histo...

Which is the best deal?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
How do you calculate and justify which deal is a better savings?  By dollars saved?  By percent saved? By some other measure? Looking at 4 different deals, students will need to...
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