In this activity, when you spend more than the three cut-off points you get a greater discount. What amounts should you not spend? Should you spend more to get the greater discount? What does this data look like when graphed?
Updated! It’s a good time to give students some authentic math on a topic they probably will be interested in … Starbucks beverages. We ask and answer a few questions in this activity. About how many drinks does Starbucks sell…
Consumers in the U.S. spend a lot of money. In this activity we look at historical data to see if there are any patterns in our spending. How does our holiday spending show up in these graphs? What accounts for spikes or drops in spending? What patterns do you notice? Which patterns will likely continue and which patterns won’t?
Students learn about nanotechnology and why it works by looking closely at surface area and its comparison to volume. Hopefully they will begin to understand the incredible possibilities of this science.
23 people are coming to my house for pumpkin pie and a hike. How many pies should I make? How much of each ingredient will I need? What quantities should I buy? Engage your students in estimation, multiplication of fractions and proportional reasoning.
We have 14 great activities to use in your class as we near Halloween. Candy sales; Participation in activities; Creating a sheet ghost costume; Bats; Figuring chocolate volume; Dia de los meurtos; and more …
Surveys show that more and more people are involved in and spending on Halloween activities. If the percent of Americans participating continues at this pace and the population continues to grow at a smaller percentage, will all Americans soon be celebrating Halloween?
Friday evening, September 8th, a powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Morocco southwest of Marrakech. What does a 6.8 magnitude earthquake mean? How powerful was that? What is a seismometer and a seismograph? What is the amplitude of a seismograph reading? Why did the quake happen in Morocco?