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Will I pay less if I buy more?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion 3-act tasks Any time math
image designed by macrovector / Freepik This activity can be used in a large range of grade levels.  Your class can work on percents, ...

Leslie's Yummy Pumpkin Pie

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Every year more and more people come to our house on Thanksgiving morning for my (Leslie's)famous pumpkin pie and a hike in the nearby woods.  This year 23 people have already accepted. How man...

Justin Verlander's lunch bill

Algebra Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Any time math
In the 2017 World Series, the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers and went on to play (and lose to) the Boston Red Sox in the finals. Evidently the population of Los Angeles held a grudge wi...

Jock tax 2023

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Sports Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Great professional athletes make a lot of money. Did you know that professional athletes have to pay an amazing amount of federal, state, and sometimes even city tax? Grant Williams, a Boston Cel...

How hard it is to pick the perfect bracket?

Algebra Number Sense Sports Data and probability
Games have begun and there have been several upsets but March Madness won't be over until the finals on April 3rd and 4th. March Madness bracket predictions can still be reworked. This ye...

March Madness - Does seeding really matter?

Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
  March Madness, the big 68 team college basketball tournament, will now take over our TV viewing during the weekends of March. School and office friends are filling out brackets. ...

Two 12s or one 18?

Number Sense Geometry Math and Food
A little more pizza fun before Pi day! Which should we order and why? Two 12-inch pizzas or one 18-inch pizza?  Which will give you more pizza? More crust? Which is the better deal?  ...

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...

Big bucks 2023

Number Sense Sports Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Updated! When soccer great, Lionel Messi played for Barcelona, he had one of the highest paid contracts of any athlete in the world.  He had a $674 million dollar 4-year contract. Canelo Álv...

Willy Makeit or Betty Wont

Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion Funny Wow factor
I have to go to the bathroom pretty badly. I have to admit that I have been holding it in for a while.  Finally!  I see a bathroom sign!  Wait ... it is in kilometers?  How...
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