# Monthly Archives for August 2012

## Labor Day 2012

In this short activity, students learn the meaning and history of Labor Day as they look for patterns emerging from the Labor Day dates over more than 35 years. Students then use those observed patterns to predict future dates of … Continue reading

31. August 2012 by Leslie
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## Peak of Hurricane season

The official Atlantic hurricane season started on June 1 and doesn’t end until November 30th. Encourage your students to join the conversation, knowledgeably, by using Brian’s latest creation.  Students read about hurricane classfications and calculate the possible increases in destruction from various … Continue reading

28. August 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## U.S. Open 2012

The U.S. Open is underway now in New York City.  It is possibly the biggest tennis tournament in the world. We’ve focused on the prize money in the tournament and along the way students will work with patterns, use number … Continue reading

26. August 2012 by oldmanmarks
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## 320 million dollar Powerball

People were excited about recent jackpots of 320 million and 425 million dollars in the Powerball game.  Compound probability can be explored in this current new’s story.  Students calculate the probability of individual numbers drawn and then look for the … Continue reading

20. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Appalachian Trail turns 75

In 1937 the Appalachian Trail, a 2,180 mile footpath extending from Georgia to Maine, was completed.  August, 2012 marks its 75th year of existance. As summer vacations end and schools begin, your students might still be involved in hiking.  In … Continue reading

15. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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## Olympic Reflection

I was thinking about what it must feel like to be an athlete coming home from the Olympics without a medal. Surely most of the Olympians come home without medals. What are some of the numbers? Calculate the percentages.  Talk … Continue reading

13. August 2012 by Leslie

## Curiosity landed on Mars

Keep your students up on what’s happening in space while analyzing Curiosity’s speed, the speed of a radio transmission from Mars, and the deceleration involved in a “sky crane” landing. Curiosity-lands-on-Mars.pdf For members we have an editable Word doc and … Continue reading

08. August 2012 by Leslie
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## Olympic schedule

I found this graphic online that should help me figure out when to try to watch an Olympic event on any day.  The chart seems a little confusing.  Can your students help me figure it out? OlympicSchedule.pdf For members we … Continue reading

05. August 2012 by Oldmanmarks and Leslie
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