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Is 2024 a special number?

Algebra Number Sense Current events Any time math
Image by dashu83 on Freepik Students are introduced to some esoteric number categories as they check out the various descriptors of this year's date.  What's a Harshad number?  What's a...

Wheel of Theodorus

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Art
Bring a little art into your math class as you begin to use the Pythagorean theorem and your students first meet irrational numbers. For Adventurer members we have an editable Word docx and s...

Is 2023 a special number?

Algebra Number Sense Current events
1998 was a Harshad year. What do you notice about the number 2023? What is a Harshad number? Does 2023 meet the criteria? Big deal?  Rare?  Often?  

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...

Cold NFL games

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Data and probability
There have been some pretty cold football games. How do you suppose the frigid temperatures affect the success or failure of the teams that are involved? Do teams from colder areas usually beat warm...

Chuck E. Cheese needed to shred

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Food Current events Data and probability
Restaurants have been having a hard time and Chuck E. Cheese, with their arcade games and hands on everything, needed to declare bankruptcy during the pandemic. 7 BILLION previously printed tickets ...

Is there much of a difference between 99.9% or 99.999%?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science 3-act tasks Data and probability
Use our present need for cleanliness to engage your students.    Does it really matter whether you kill 99.9% of the bacteria or 99.999% of the germs? In this activity, we'v...

Fibonacci coloring

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Art
Let your students simply enjoy coloring our designs or artistically play with the whole creation of Φ designs. Simply coloring our Fibonacci patterns might allow students to ponder th...

What me? Irrational?

Number Sense
We've found that some students believe that the approximation that their calculators show for irrational numbers is exact.  Here's an activity that you can advertise as long multiplication ...
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