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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...

Souvenirs and concessions

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Sports Any time math
Brian has introduced systems of equations with easy, motivating problems that deal with the cost of stadium purchases for food and souvenirs. These systems of equations puzzles are so intuitive that...

Chocolate heart-shaped raspberry cake

Geometry Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art
For Valentine's Day, bake a cake! Students calculate base area or volume of cakes made from 2 cake pan sizes and observe how the volume of the cake changes with the increased pan size. &nbs...

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...

Earth's perihelion with the Sun

Algebra Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Today, Wednesday, January 4th, 2023, Earth will be as close as it gets to the Sun during its orbit. Shouldn't that make this the warmest time of the year? In this activity students become fam...

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...

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...

When will they collide?

Algebra Number Sense Funny
Show the video to your class. Give students time to complain and talk about seeing this commercial.  Then take guesses from students about the actual time it would take to collide. &...

Can I get your order right?

Algebra Math and Food Data and probability
  You can order a ton of combos at Chipotle.  They advertise that there are 65,000 ways to order their meals.  Do you think that is correct?  Here's an article on the permutatio...

Fantasy Football

Algebra Number Sense Sports Holidays and Annual Events
In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and interceptions. They are then challenge...
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