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Earth Day Actions for Our Planet (April 22)

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
Image by rawpixel.com on Freepik We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet?...

Will I pay less if I buy more?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Any time math
image designed by macrovector / Freepik This activity can be used in a large range of grade levels.  Your class can work on percents, ...

U. S. Open Tennis Tournament prizes have been awarded

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament has just been completed. It is possibly the biggest tennis tournament in the world. We've updated our numbers and focused on the prize money.  As students ponder t...

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...

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 ...

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...

This shoe is huge!

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Wow factor Any time math
Brian and his son were doing some shopping when he found this shoe.  Egad!  Could that be someone's real shoe? In this activity student use a shoe size chart, patterns or linear modelin...

It's opening weekend for Barbie

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability Funny
This movie is supposed to be nostalgic, clever, funny, and wildly entertaining. We've written an activity that lets students express their excitement (or lack of) in seeing this new movie, st...

Summer Solstice, the longest day

Algebra Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Data and probability
Sunrise on summer solstice at Stonehenge On Wednesday, June 21st, at 10:57 am EDT, the Earth's North Pole will be tilted as far towards the Sun as it will ever be in the ye...
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