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Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion
We recently watched the approach of Hurricane Barry and worried about the fate of Louisiana. After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, what would another powerful hurricane do to this fragile ...

Giant iceberg

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Ferryland, Newfoundland. JODY MARTIN / REUTERS Over the past Easter weekend this giant iceberg drifted passed Ferryland, Newfoundland.  Its hard to tell how large it actually is but...

Alarming ice cracks on Brunt Ice Sheet in Antarctica

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
  A new, fast-growing ice crack is forcing the Halley VI British research station in Antarctica (shown above) to be moved.  Fear of a huge break-off from the ice sheet is alarming no...

California water measurements - chains, links, and furlongs

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Ratio and Proportion
[caption id="attachment_17570" align="aligncenter" width="263"] Gunter's chain[/caption] Help your students understand what they are reading or hearing about the California drought.  Terms like acr...

The Blue Marble

Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events
Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, is Earth Day. Use this activity to demonstrate the various mappings of our 3-d Earth to a 2-d piece of paper. Students compare maps with this famous photo and check to...

California wildfire

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
Wildfires are burning in the Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park.  In this activity we ask students to examine various maps of this California region, calculate distances us...

Geometry of Flooding

Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
In 2010, March was so rainy that flooding was the topic of every newscast and many, many conversations. The picture shows how students went home from school in Wayland Mass. on Mar...
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