NHL Playoff games can sure last a long time!

Revised!

We're watching another Stanley Cup playoff now. Will there be any really long games during the playoffs?Stanley Cup

In 2013, a Stanley Cup playoff match between the Bruins and Blackhawks went into 3 overtimes. People stayed up way too late watching. The teams played 112 minutes and eight seconds of game time. The game went from about 7:15 central time to midnight central time. Did you know that Stanley Cup Playoff matches can last a really long time?

Tornadoes 2019

May 28,2019 Eastern Iowa

Tornadoes have devastated the Midwest, U.S. in the last few days. Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Ohio, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Mississippi have been brutally hit with these powerful events.

Involve your students in a better understanding of the ranking and severity of tornadoes with this investigation. Students learn about the Enhanced Fujita Scale (EF scale) and the usual locations and time of year when tornadoes are most likely to occur. They can begin to appreciate and analyze some of the incredible data that is kept by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and understand more completely what is going on around our country and in the news at this time of the year.

NBA Finals, 2019

As the Raptors and the Warriors begin their NBA final games involve your students in some NBA analysis using graphical representations.

In this activity students consider scatter plots, circle graphs, bar graphs, Venn Diagrams and the concept of mean.

To start the activity check out the Infographic below.  What do you notice?  What does it make you think?  What questions do you have? How does the average age of  NBA champion teams compare to the league's average team age?  How can we use this information to help us predict future NBA champs?

Infographic created by Paul Van Slembrouck, @ptvan at paulvanslembrouck.com Original data compiled by Idris Raja.

Continue exploring NBA championship data in our handout by exploring the dominance of a select few teams in NBA history.  Students work the data, data representations and statistics.  For which kind of observations are circle graphs or bar graphs most useful?  Who has won the most NBA titles NBA history?  Lots of math!

Memorial Day, 2019

Poppies in Flanders Field

This Monday Americans will celebrate Memorial Day.  Who are we honoring?  How did the holiday come about?  Isn't Memorial Day usually on May 30th?

Students learn a little about the history of the holiday, analyze the possibilities and patterns for when it is celebrated, and study the incredible numbers of deaths and casualties that have been caused by war. While trying to make conclusions and observations about the numbers, they can't help but appreciate the terrible cost of war and the gift that those that serve in the military have given to us and to our country.

Wow, everything must be free!

What happens when you take 50% off again after taking 50% off at first?

Students examine this retailer trick of giving double discounts.  What happens to the price when you are given a double discount?  Could everything be free?

Watson saves

Just announced!  Ben Watson is coming back to the Patriots!Ben Watson played for the Patriots at the beginning of his career.  Then he joined the Cleveland Browns, the New Orleans Saints, and the Baltimore Ravens. Now he's coming back to Boston.

We remember him for this incredible play in the 2005 AFC divisional championship game between the New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos, Benjamin Watson stopped a touchdown in the last instant.

Watch the video with your class and use our activity to motivate students to figure out who ran a greater distance by using the Pythagorean Theorem.