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Veterans Day, 2023

Algebra Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
On Veterans Day we honor the men and women that have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.  There are now 16.2 million living veterans. We found these maps that show where veterans liv...

Will this be an El Niño winter?

Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events Current events
The Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) started to show changes to the Pacific Ocean surface temperatures in April and May of this year.  Those temperatures are still rising which is a marker for the upco...

Autumnal Equinox 2023

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
Updated for 2023! Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 06:50 UTC (2:50 am EST), will be the Autumnal Equinox. It is the time of year when an imaginary plane would pass through both the Earth...

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...

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...

Triple Crown hopefuls at the Preakness

Sports Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
Credit: AP Photo/Garry Jones Saturday, May 20th 2023, will be the running of the Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness is the secon...

Just some March Madness math

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Today, March 12th, is selection Sunday. Tomorrow we'll know how the college basketball teams are seeded and bracketology can begin. Introduce your students to the meaning and excitement of March ...
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