The AQI – Air Quality Index

By clicking on this image you will be taken to the Air Quality Index map for the world in a new window.

The AQI is a measurement of how much particulate matter, dangerous ozone, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide there is in the world's atmosphere at any one time and place.

This World Map of AQI readings is a fascinating way to look at world areas and consider what needs to be changed.

Students learn about the scale of the AQI and research some of the contributors for many unhealthy locations.

Mother’s Day math – 13 possible activities

Mother's Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending.  You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy!

mothers-day-numbers2017.pdf

For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

mothers-day-numbers2017.docx    mothers-day-numbers2017-solution.pdf

CCSS: 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP

Microns and Masks

How big is one coronavirus? How big is a micron? How well do these masks protect against the virus? What can you observe about the size of particles mentioned? Why are we wearing masks?

Does a player’s draft order (NFL) mean a lot for the player?

Every spring, roughly 250 college football players are drafted by NFL teams through the NFL draft.  Team rosters, careers, and multi-million dollar contracts are on the line ...  This is one of the biggest days of a football players life.  Should a football player be overly concerned with where in the draft order they will be picked?  How much does where they are drafted effect their earnings?  How does draft pick selection relate to player contracts?  Check out the graph below:

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Earth Day, 2020 (15 activities)

Wednesday, April 22nd is Earth Day - We have 15 interesting activities that support recycling, conserving resources, studying climate change and protecting our planet.


Which car should I buy? Electric or Hybrid - Students create equations for finding the break-even points of these vehicles by mileage and years of ownership.  They then work with systems of equations to find the number of years or number of miles where the cost of these cars are the same.6.SP, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, 8.SP, 8.EE.C, HSA, HSS.B, HSN

The shape of Louisiana - At what rate is the state loosing land and wetland?  Why is this happening?  Will Louisiana ever just disappear? 5.MD, 6.RP.A, 6.GA,  7.RP.A, HSF.IF, HSA.CED, HSM