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2023 World Cup Cricket

Algebra Number Sense Sports
The Cricket World Cup is being played now (October 5 to November 19, 2023) in India. This is a complex game that is played with enthusiasm and humor. In this activity students learn about the game; ...

Heating with wood - What's a cord?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Do you know what a cord of wood looks like? What size stack is that? What's a thrown stack? What's the dog's name that is standing in front of the wood? How long can I heat my house with that much fue...

Nobel Prizes

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events
The Nobel Prizes have just been awarded. This is the medal that is given to the winners. What do you know about the Nobel Prize?  Who do you know who has received one? Alfred Nobel was a ...

More Population Pyramids

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Any time math
The population pyramid above shows the distribution of the World by ages and sex for each continent. How can that information help you put your vision of the world in better perspective? &nb...

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...

Can Joey and Miki do it again?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion
Updated !              The MLE - Major League Eating is a World organization that oversees speed eating contests. Entrants to the various competitions must be...

Doubling your money

Algebra Number Sense Data and probability Wow factor Any time math
My friend and I were arguing about how long it would take me to double my investment amounts.  How will your students figure this out?  Are there any tricks?  Explore investing ...

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...

How hard it is to pick the perfect bracket?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
Games have begun and there have been several upsets but March Madness won't be over until the finals on April 3rd and 4th. March Madness bracket predictions can still be reworked. This ye...
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