Monthly Archives for April 2012

Monster cake

Jodie Berman, a future math teacher, loves mathematics and loves to cook.  We’ve created an activity based on her Monster Cake from her blog Binomial Baker.   Students find the surface area covered by M&Ms to approximate how many M&Ms … Continue reading

29. April 2012 by Leslie
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Pythagorean Theorem

Use this activity to help your students discover the Pythagorean theorem. Pythagorean theorem work is often skill and drill work with contrived right triangle problems.  In this activity students work with a visual representation of the Pythagorean theorem in order … Continue reading

23. April 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie

Watson save

We can’t get enough NFL.  Check out the video above that revisits a truly great NFL playoff play. In the 2005 AFC divisional championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos, Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in … Continue reading

22. April 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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Storm cleanup

This activity could be used as an introduction to trig ratios.  Students figure out the approximate length of the huge branch that I have to fell for safety and firewood. After approximating the branch’s length, they calculate how many logs … Continue reading

18. April 2012 by Leslie

How long will it take me to download the video game? This can be done as a 3 Act Task.  To get started simply show the video and following picture to your class. ACT ONE: I decided to download a … Continue reading

15. April 2012 by oldmanmarks
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Patriots’ Day 2012

April 19th is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord that began the Revolutionary War 237 years ago in 1775. Both Paul Revere and the British regulars started moving towards Concord between 10pm and 11pm on the 18th. … Continue reading

11. April 2012 by Leslie
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On Pace

Albert Pujols, an eleven year veteran ball player with the St. Louis Cardinals, just signed a ten-year, \$240 million dollar contract with the Los Angeles Angles.  Albert has been one of  the best offensive players in baseball during his career. … Continue reading

07. April 2012 by oldmanmarks
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Holiday candy sales 2012

Another Candy holiday is upon us. Brian asks students to translate a pie chart of information on candy sale expenditures to actual dollars spent for 4 major candy holidays … Halloween, Easter, Christmas and Hanuka, and Valentine’s Day. Serve a … Continue reading

03. April 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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Passover Macaroons 2012

Passover begins this year on Friday evening, April 6th, with a Passover seder dinner. Passover is one of the three high holidays in the Jewish religion and celebrates the Exodus of Jews from slavery in Egypt. Let your students review … Continue reading

01. April 2012 by Leslie
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