Clicking on this image will show it larger in a new window. Is there a general way to figure how much its going to cost you (and your friends) to go bowling? Should you pay per game? Or bowl per…

Now the that season is underway let’s check in on how Cleveland and the Lakers are doing since LeBron changed teams. LeBron is arguably the best player in the NBA and a tremendous addition to a team … a real…

Winter Solstice – Students appreciate how their latitude effects the darkness of their late afternoon location as they study the earth’s tilt and the logic of daylight hours. 7.G.3, HSG.C, HSG.GMD.4, HSG.MG.1 – Updated for 2018! Soda Santa – First students guess too…

Not enough mashed potatoes – Use Brian’s famous mashed potatoes recipe to practice changing decimals to fractions; calculating ingredient measure for various-sized Thanksgiving gatherings; have students explain their reasoning; and to have students figure out how many servings 7½ pounds of…

TJ Watt was fined for roughing the passer. Check out the tweet from Darren Rovell and engage your students in a familiar context for a classic percent problem – solving for the “whole.” JUST IN: @_TJWatt lost 38% of his…

Giancarlo Stanton and Wayne Rooney signed big contracts in 2016, paying each of them millions. Lets take a look at some of the world’s biggest sports contracts from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB and European Football (what Americans call soccer). We often…

In 2015 the NFL changed the extra point kick distance to 33 yards and now teams have a tough decision to make, go for one or two points? The one point extra point is no longer a given with…

In the midst of another NFL season, we introduce students to Fantasy Football. Students first calculate football points given touchdowns, yardage gains and interceptions. They are then challenged to generalize an equation that gives a player’s total fantasy points. Students solve…

4th down – It’s 4th down. Should you go for it? Punt? Kick a field goal? Instead of using your gut, use research, data and math to make the right call . 7.NS.1 , 7.NS.2 , 7.NS.3 , 7.SP.C.7 , HSS.MD.A.2 , HSS.MD.B.5 , HSS.MD.B.6 , HSS.MD.B.7 Home team advantage – In this…

Nike has just chosen a surprising person to represent the 30th anniversary of their slogan, “Just Do It”. Colin Kaepernick, past quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, has been a subject of controversy since 2016 when he “took a knee”…

Check out Justin Verlander’s luncheon bill. What do you notice? What do you wonder? Students might be interested in or impressed by what a $1 million dollar charge does to Justin Verlander’s tip.

It’s the talk of the town. Madden video games have had some issues. Check this one out. Here’s one that has Le’Veon Bell seeming to fly from the Bear’s goal line to the center of the field. Student’s can admire…

Fanatics is an online sportswear retailer that has promised to accept jersey returns if your chosen player makes a team switch. In this activity student try to calculate how much this “Jersey Assurance” program will actually cost the company. This…

present world cup scores How many games are played in each round of the World Cup? In the opening round each of the four teams in a group must play each other (round robin format). From then on each round…

This is part II of our reflections on the World Cup games. Part I, World Cup rankings, explained and let students practice with the formula and weighting that is used to establish each country’s team rank. This second activity deals with…