Hurricanes We wrote this activity last year for Hurricane Irene. The Saffir/Simpson Hurrican Wind scale is explained and data about past hurricanes is explored.  Students are led to an analysis of whether hurricanes are becoming more frequent or more intense.

New world record pumpkin … and pie  Students use ratios and proportions to estimate how much puree could be produced from a giant pumpkin.  Measures of central tendency are examined with an analysis of length of growing time.

Want the most candy?  Student can calculate the volume of several different (and weird) candy containers to decide how to get the most candy for Halloween.

Scary costumes     Ratios of population, money spent, and participation in dressing up are the
analysis of this activity.  let your students do some challenging fraction/ratio/proportion work.

Electoral College  Students can see how winning the most votes in the U.S. might not lead to winning the Presidency as they calculate how the election votes are counted be by the Electoral college procedure.

30. October 2012 by Leslie
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