Wow, everything must be free!

What happens when you take 50% off again after taking 50% off at first?

Students examine this retailer trick of giving double discounts.  What happens to the price when you are given a double discount?  Could everything be free?

Watson saves

Just announced!  Ben Watson is coming back to the Patriots!Ben Watson played for the Patriots at the beginning of his career.  Then he joined the Cleveland Browns, the New Orleans Saints, and the Baltimore Ravens. Now he's coming back to Boston.

We remember him for this incredible play in the 2005 AFC divisional championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos, Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in the last instant.

Watch the video with your class and use our activity to motivate students to figure out who ran a greater distance by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

How much water should you be drinking?

As outdoor activities get into full swing and the temperatures rise, it might be a good time to look at hydration.

A healthy requirement for fluids can't really be the same for everyone.  Surely the amount of water that you need to drink has to do with the weather, your size, and how much you are exercising.

In this activity student develop formulas for calculating their water needs, learn about the effects of too little water, and calculate what they should be consuming.

The first 1:43 minutes of the following video could be a motivating beginning to this topic.

Bring Mothers’ Day math to your class!

Mother's Day by the numbers - Mother's Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending.  You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy!


Jorge is 14 years old now

My dog, Jorge, has just turned 14 years old.  He still seems like a puppy to me but I wonder how old he is when compared to a human's age.  He's definitely not like an 98-year old human (14 years old x 7 human years per 1 dog year).

Students analyze charts and graphs to reveal the pattern of human/dog aging for different-sized animals.

Chocolate everything – Yum!

Just before Mother's Day we thought a lot of chocolate play might be timely.

  • Big Snickers bar - 3-act task; How much bigger than a regular Snickers bar is that? CCSS: 4.MD.A, 5.MD.C, 6.G.A, 6.RP.A, 7.G.1, 7.G.6, 7.RP.A