Use our data to do some analysis about the issues and changes in immigration policy and numbers. This could be a very interesting day of mathematics.

# How many wins is Lebron worth?

Lebron recently left the Miami Heat to go back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers where he began his professional career. Lebron is arguably the best player in the NBA and a tremendous addition to a team … a real difference maker. In this activity students read graphs and use measures of central tendency as they compare the records of the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavilers with and without Lebron. How many wins per season can we expect from the Cavilers now that they have Lebron back and just how many wins is Lebron worth?

# Cheesy Goldfish crackers

In this activity students do a little comparison shopping as they determine which size Goldfish product is the best deal. Students are introduced to the ratio table as a tool for determining equivalent ratios and comparing different rates. Students graph cost per ounce relationships and answer a few open questions, which should lead to some good thinking and discourse in this authentic math activity.

# Millions of nematodes – How much would you pay?

Beneficial nematodes can kill destructive soil pests in your garden and lawn. They are tiny worms that infect the grub and larvae phase of these insects and kill them. To my surprise, a shipment of nematodes includes 10 million worms … and they are pretty invisible to the naked eye. Did I order some of the kings new clothes?

# Typhoon Neoguri approaching Japan

A powerful typhoon has just passed Okinawa, Japan’s southern-most prefecture, and is expected to continue to be very powerful. What is a typhoon? How are they scaled?

In this activity students become aware of various storm rankings and severity as they practice changing knots to km/hr or mph and try to gauge the power of this typhoon.

Students can also practice number line graphing skills with Typhoon-number-line.pdf

Student Handout: Super-Typhoon-Neoguri.pdf

# Pizza Deals

Check out the new Flatizza from Subway.

If the slice of pizza is from an 18-inch pizza cut into eight pieces, which deal is better when comparing area of pizza and cost? How does the area of a square pizza compare to the area of a circular pizza?