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The 8th billion baby

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
How fast is the world's population growing? Will the world's population size increase indefinitely?  Are all countries' populations increasing at the same rate? What are some of the...

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 ...

Throwing Up 2023

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
This year, Buffalo, New York, has had more than 100 inches of snow this winter. We imagine that the height of the tunnel to people's homes is getting pretty high. It's hard to shovel new snow when y...

The Algebra of Magic Squares

Algebra Number Sense
Have you seen magic squares before? How could a teacher use these puzzles to help students with different number skills? How few blank cells could you leave? Are there any special cel...

I need help raking my leaves

Algebra Number Sense Current events Ratio and Proportion
Brian has spent too much time thinking about his leaves. He's worried about raking them alone and thinking about how long the job would take if people helped. In this activity students see the inve...

Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Data and probability
  Graphic from http://lagoon-inside.com[ This week Hurricane Fiona caused major damage to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, This is the season for increased cyc...

Macy’s Star Rewards Points

Algebra Number Sense
Wow! Check out this deal at Macy's.  For $25 I can join Macy's Star Rewards program. I get 10% back in rewards for every dollar I spend.  Its pretty cool that Macy's gives p...

Happy Friday the 13th!

Algebra Number Sense Current events Funny
Don't worry, 13 is a Happy number! Students learn a new function and test whether a number is Happy or Sad.

Beijing Olympic Schedule 2022

Number Sense Sports Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
The Winter Olympics begins this week in Beijing. Wikipedia had this schedule of events. We think that there is a lot of information missing and apparent in this graphic. What can you tell, wha...
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