This activity is a investigation intended to get students and teachers to loosen up a little and appreciate how just considering a situation might lead you to a very reasonable approximation.

Too often students think that there is only one answer that is right and that the method for approaching that solution is also limited to the “correct” approach. Surely this fear of experimenting and guessing leads to math anxieties and the fear to reason and experiment.

# Category: Data and probability

## Hoarding stopped!

## Data remaining … tricky

## Some of our activities that are good for at-home learning

## Is there much of a difference between 99.9% or 99.999%?

## Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day (3 activities)

## The R-naught number of the coronavirus

## It’s time to gear up for Pi Day

8 activities to help celebrate π in your school and in your math class. Activities that demonstrate how π was derived; visually show why π makes sense; show a surprising place where π is used; increase students ability to measure and long divide; applauds the talent of people who can memorize large strings of numbers; and lets students just have fun.