How have the cost of Super Bowl ads changed? - Students analyze and graph our data of all of the previous Super Bowls and decide whether the change in ad cost is linear, exponential, or something else. Then they predict the cost of the future ads.
Super Bowl Numerals - Roman numerals are rarely taught in our curriculum but they are used in our society. Give students a chance to do some really cool addition with Roman numerals and refresh their meaning.
Typical Super Bowl scores - Encourage your students to guess what the final Super Bowl score will be. Analyze the data in class finding the mean, median and range of past game scores. Then give students the opportunity to correct their predictions. Follow up after the game.
4th down - Use data to analyze whether to "go for it", punt, or kick a field goal.
Super Bowl Ads & Scientific Notation: Write those big commercial cost numbers with scientific notation & reflect on favorite commercials.
Mardi Gras - Tuesday, February 9, 2016, will be the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of the season of Lent. Mardi Gras is the last hoorah and is celebrated throughout the world with feasting, partying, and general indulgence. In New Orleans revelers throw and collect purple, green, and gold beads. Students get a chance to examine the monetary and environmental cost of this bead exuberance with our unit pricing and recycling activity.