As the Halloween season begins, let your students play a spooky game. How does this work?
Students can play this game online at Ghost Whisperer Crystal Ball and then
- Figure out why it works.
- Construct viable arguments
- Critique the work of others
This activity can be used with any grade level elementary through high school. Younger students might work with patterns, multiples and order of operations. Older students might work with systems of equations to prove how the Ghost Whisperer works.
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Giancarlo Stanton and Wayne Rooney
Giancarlo Stanton and Wayne Rooney signed big contracts in 2016, paying each of them millions. Lets take a look at some of the world's biggest sports contracts from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB and European Football (what Americans call soccer). We often hear about big player contracts, sometimes over 100 million or even 200 million dollars! But who makes the most per year? In this activity, with a twist on unit rate, students find the average pay per year or "unit rate of pay" for a collection of highly paid athletes. Students think about unit rate, proportionality, slope and the relationship between multiplication and division.
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