#### Does it pay to get educated?

Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, or go on to college? In this activity median earnings by various education levels are explored. Students compare t...

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Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, or go on to college? In this activity median earnings by various education levels are explored. Students compare t...

Which movie do you think is the highest grossing holiday movie of all time (click on the movie to see its trailer)? How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Elf, The Santa Clause &nbs...

What's a Mersenne prime? How hard could it be to find the next one?
Why are there only 50 known Mersenne primes? What's with $150,000?

Wow! It's been a long time coming. The Chicago Cubs just won the World Series! The last time they won the World Series was in 1908 (For some perspective, that is the same time ...

On September 15, 2016, Olive Garden again offered a $100 pass for never-ending pasta, bread sticks, salad and coca cola soft drinks. The 21,000 patrons who quickly (in less than a minute) ...

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...

Number Sense
Geometry
Math and Food
Holidays and Annual Events
3-act tasks
Data and probability
Wow factor

Act One: Take a look at the first picture (Krispy-Kreme-photos). What is the first question that comes to mind? How many donuts is that? What information would be useful?
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Recovery of the treasure from the 1941 sinking of the S.S. Gairsoppa was recently completed and a huge amount of silver was brought up from the ocean floor. Let your students get a fe...

Most of the life cycle of the Magicicada Septendecim is spent underground. Then at 17 year intervals, these cicadas emerge from the ground, climb deciduous trees, molt into a...

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...

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