### Ratio and Proportion

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#### Hurricanes again

Updated In this updated hurricane activity, we've ask students to examine the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale and consider what other elements besides this ranking may contribute to t...

#### NBA Finals 2022

The Celtics will meet the Warriors this year! Teams are competing in the playoffs and the NBA Finals are right around the corner.  Let's do a little sports history and data analysis through ...

#### Monopoly

In the board game, Monopoly, does a property’s distance from GO correlate to its rent when you land on it? Using Brian’s spread sheet (list of properties, distance from GO, rent and rent with...

#### The new largest Lego set ever - The Roman Colosseum

Note: This is a remake of our 2014 and 2017 activities "How Much Does a Lego Cost?". How much could the Roman Colossem Lego set cost ? Student first make a guess and then think about what ...

#### Does it pay to get educated?

Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, or go on to college?  In this activity median earnings by various education levels are explored.  Students compare t...

#### Are original movies better than their sequels?

We've gathered some data on movie ratings and their sequels and asked students to analyze the data, decide on some analysis and debate (with their mathematical data) which are better ... the origi...

#### President's Pay for Presidents' Day

You can't run for President now, but heck, 2036 is right around the corner. Being President of the United States will be quite an accomplishment and a ton of work.   But, how...

#### How much does the biggest Lego set ever cost?

Picture from the Verge. Click to see the story. Note: This is a remake of our 2014 "How Much Does a Lego Cost" activity   How much could the...

#### Fantastic Beasts - What did it cost to make?

In 2001, J.K.Rowling (the author of the Harry Potter series) wrote Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie of this book opened on November 18th, 2016.  This is the first in a ...

#### Pixar versus DreamWorks

Animated films are a billion dollar industry.  The two biggest producers of animated films are DreamWorks and Pixar.  The two have been going head to head for more than ten years now. So h...