Monthly Archives: March 2016

How much do the tickets cost?

Ooops! I was supposed to buy 4 adult and 2 children tickets, but I accidentally entered four children and two adults … ūüôā Can you figure out how much a child’s ticket and an adult ticket actually cost?

Giant chocolate bunnies

Topper Chocolate Easter Bunny from Dilettante Chocolates. What can you deduce about the bunnies (pictured in this activity) from the descriptions given¬†… solid? hollow? cost per pound? cost per height? Anything else? The activity:¬†GiantChocolateBunnies.pdf

Rich, Real World Tasks – ATMIM Presentation

Here are our slides from our ATMIM Spring Conference Presentation. ¬†We had a great time doing math and talking real world and rich task implementation with the group. ¬†We will keep our users posted as to where we are presenting…

“Go” in the news – man versus machine

March 9th was the first round of the competition between Lee Se-dol, one of the World’s best Go players, and Google’s artificial intelligence program “AlphaGo”. ¬†The first and second matches took place in Seoul, South Korea and so far, AlphaGo…

It’s Girl Scout cookie time

Have you ever wondered how the income from Girl Scout cookie sales is distributed to the individual girls, to their Troops, or to the organization?¬†In this activity students learn a little about the organization of the Girl Scouts, try to…

How much did the temperature change in Boston?

It’s been a crazy winter of extremes through much of the United States. Here’s an article, from the February 17, 2016 Boston Globe Newspaper by Matt Rochereau, with the degree swing whited out. ¬†Have your students determine the temperature increase…