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Square or Round - which pizza should I buy?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Food
Warm up for π day with this updated activity! Subway has great Flatizzas but Sbarro's pizzas are good too.     If that slice from Sbarro is from an 18-inch pizza cut into eight piece...

Do I have enough wrapping paper?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks
In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Con...

The size of chocolates

Number Sense Geometry Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events
In this activity students assume that all of our pieces of chocolate are about the same thickness and proceed to approximate their volumes by comparing only their surface areas.  Consider sh...

How Many Donuts is That?

Number Sense Geometry Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events 3-act tasks Data and probability Wow factor
Act One:  Take a look at the first picture (Krispy-Kreme-photos). What is the first question that comes to mind? How many donuts is that?  What information would be useful?  ...

Which TV is the Best Deal?

Number Sense Geometry
Check out the TVs.  All have essentially the same features, only the size of the screen varies.  Which TV do you think is the best deal? Explore area and unit pricing to determine which H...

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...
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