In 2017 Russel Westbrook had one of the most dominating seasons ever, averaging a trip!e double per game. James Harden lit up the league in 2018 and is considered the favorite for MVP. Or what about Stephen Curry and his…

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The Super Bowl is over now and all of the ads have been seen. Let your students revisit and reflect on the interesting commercials with this scientific notation activity. Newton teacher, Matt Timmins gave us this timely activity which would…

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Greasing light poles – How much Crisco are the Philadelphia police using to grease their light poles to discourage climbers? 6.EE.A, 6.G.A, 7.G.B, 8.G, MP5 Typical Super Bowl scores – Students reflect on the mean, median, and mode losing scores, winning scores,…

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In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and interceptions. They are then challenged to generalize an equation that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve…

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Let your students experiment with their graphing calculators to create a nice fireworks display? We’ve written a brief activity that questions students about manipulating parabolas, adjusting their calculator windows, and helping them celebrate whatever. Or consider using Desmos or Geogebra to create these fireworks. Enjoy! Or…

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Home team advantage – In this activity students use an infographic to compare NFL team home and away wins. Students consider the best home team, the best away team and consider if NFL teams really do seem to have a home field…

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Part of the Smithsonian’s Sally L. Steinberg Collection of Doughnut Ephemera — Click on the image to see it larger. When you are working on volume in your class, you can use this activity for students who might like to find…

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I want to find a way to keep my photos, documents, videos and music in a place that is safer than on my computer. If my Macbook Air melts, where can I keep my irreplaceable files so that they aren’t…

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My friend and I were arguing about how long it would take me to double my investment amounts. How will your students figure this out? Are there any tricks? Explore investing and exponential growth as your students discover “The Rule…

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Instead of asking students to just believe what you’ve said, why not ask them to verify your assertions? Students plot the points of the stream, perhaps map them with an equation generated by Excel or their calculator, and then use…

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