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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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
This year the Dow Jones Industrial Average made headlines as it dropped in March and April.
The Dow is measured in points but this decline can also be measured in the percentage lost. Which way was the Dow being measured when this headline was produced? Which method makes more sense? Wasn't the initial value of the Dow much lower in 2008?
Giant Chocolate Bunnies - What can you deduce about the bunnies (pictured in this activity) from the descriptions given ... solid? hollow? cost per pound? cost per height? Anything else? 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A
Mom's matzoh ball soup - Let students review fractions as they triple my mom's matzoh ball soup recipe and try to change the recipe to create one giant matzoh ball. 5.NF, 6.NS, 7.NS, 7.EE, MP7, MP8