Do I have enough wrapping paper? – Students estimate the size of a gift and decide if the given wrapping paper is going to be enough. Finally they try to create a rule for determining enough wrapping paper from the dimensions of…

# Category: Holidays and Annual Events

Investigations that relate to regular annual events.

## Hanukkah already?

3 Hanukkah activities; the amazing Hebrew calendar, soda menorah, and potato latkes. In the calendar activity, students look at the Hebrew calendar and appreciate the incredible mathematics involved in creating a calendar that aligns both the moon’s revolution about the Earth and the Earth’s revolution about the Sun.

## Holiday soda displays

## Thanksgiving, Black Friday, football and giving (12 activities)

## Black Friday

## Not enough mashed potatoes

## Lots of Cranberries

## Veterans Day 2020

## 14 activities for Halloween

## Vampire Bats

## Candy deals

## Costume spending 2020

Use our current data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor of October 31st. This activity takes kids through finding parts of wholes as well as ratio, percents and proportion problems. Beware: the tasks in this activity involve some large numbers as well as some challenging fraction/ratio/proportion problems.