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 properties), students create scatter plots. They graph points, draw lines of best fit, find average (X ,Y) values, judge outliers, and make predictions about new properties.
No Joke ... the MLE (Major League Eating) is a World organization that oversees speed eating contests. Entrants to the various competitions must be members of the MLE in order to compete. One annual event on Coney Island, NY is very well known. Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held each July 4th since 1972.
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What do you wonder about this event?
What questions do you have from looking at the historical data?
How have the records changed? Why do you think that is so?
How many hot dogs can a human possibly eat in 10 minutes?
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 make observations about the incredible numbers of deaths that have been caused by war. While trying to make 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.