Monthly Archives for February 2011

Unions and Collective bargaining

Protestors at the Wisconsin State House There is a confrontation going on in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker is trying to enact legislation that would limit bargaining rights for most public employees in that state … firefighters, teachers, police, child-care workers, … Continue reading

28. February 2011 by Leslie
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Anthony versus Williams

Within a day of each other two of the NBA’s biggest stars were traded to NYC area teams, Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks and Deron Williams to the Nets. In this investigation we compare the stats and careers of the … Continue reading

24. February 2011 by Leslie
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The All Star Game

The NBA All Star game was held over the weekend. Did you know that this was the third major professional sport all star game in the last month. The NFL Pro Bowl and the NHL All Star Game were also … Continue reading

22. February 2011 by Leslie
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Federal deficit and debt in the news

National Debt Clock, Avenue of the Americas, New York City Congress has begun debating what should be included and what should be removed from the 2012 budget that President Obama submitted last week. The words debt and deficit are constantly … Continue reading

21. February 2011 by Leslie
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Movie tickets prices over time

In this investigation, Brian looks at the changes in movie ticket prices over the last 30 years. Using his scatter plot (or his data) students analyze rates of change, make predictions about the future ticket costs, guesses about past costs … Continue reading

16. February 2011 by Leslie
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What’s a cardioid?

Attribution: WojciechSwiderski at the Polish language Wikipedia Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Just for fun, these are instructions for four different ways to draw cardioids for Valentine’s Day. cardioid.pdf

13. February 2011 by Leslie
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Sweetheart Candies

Here is your Valentine’s Day (Monday) lesson. What else could the kids want then Sweetheart candies, problem solving, critical thinking, and number sense reasoning. Enjoy!   sweethearts-candy.pdf

11. February 2011 by Leslie
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Population pyramids of Egypt

Pyramids of Giza Egypt has been in the news lately as young people have demonstrated in Tahrir Square, demanded the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak, and begun the reorganization of their country’s government. News agencies have show population pyramids to … Continue reading

08. February 2011 by Leslie

How has the cost of a Super bowl ad changed?

Brian has created one more Super Bowl analysis to motivate your students. Students plot the cost of a 30-second Super Bowl ad over the past 41 Super Bowls. How has the cost of a Super Bowl ad changed over time? … Continue reading

02. February 2011 by Leslie
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Throwing up

Its snowing again and the height of the tunnel to my house is getting higher and higher. When I shovel an area, I have to throw the snow practically straight up from my path to get the snow well into … Continue reading

01. February 2011 by Leslie