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Mother's Day

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How much do we spend on Mother's Day - Use the Mother's Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how mu...

Earth Day Actions for Our Planet (April 22)

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We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet? We have ...

Is 2024 a special number?

Algebra Number Sense Current events Any time math
Image by dashu83 on Freepik Students are introduced to some esoteric number categories as they check out the various descriptors of this year's date.  What's a Harshad number?  What's a...

2023 World Cup Cricket

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The Cricket World Cup is being played now (October 5 to November 19, 2023) in India. This is a complex game that is played with enthusiasm and humor. In this activity students learn about the game; ...

DST ends November 5th, 2023 - strange happenings

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In this activity students try to figure out how time settings will change as they move from place to place and in the serious weirdness of Arizona and the Navaho and Hopi nations.  What variables...

Heating with wood - What's a cord?

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Do you know what a cord of wood looks like? What size stack is that? What's a thrown stack? What's the dog's name that is standing in front of the wood? How long can I heat my house with that much fue...

Nobel Prizes

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events
The Nobel Prizes have just been awarded. This is the medal that is given to the winners. What do you know about the Nobel Prize?  Who do you know who has received one? Alfred Nobel was a ...

More Population Pyramids

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Ratio and Proportion Data and probability Any time math
The population pyramid above shows the distribution of the World by ages and sex for each continent. How can that information help you put your vision of the world in better perspective? &nb...

Will this be an El Niño winter?

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The Oceanic Niño Index (ONI) started to show changes to the Pacific Ocean surface temperatures in April and May of this year.  Those temperatures are still rising which is a marker for the upco...

Huge Alaskan Vegetables

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The annual Alaskan State Fair has just been completed. As usual, there were some amazingly big vegetables that won the agriculture prizes. Evidently, even though the growing season in Alaska is s...
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