## What is my best gasoline option?

Jason Kibbe, 6-8 Gifted Support Teacher in Chambersburg, PA, sent us this timely investigation.

Should I pay the membership fee and get BJ's gasoline?  Should I just buy the cheaper gas at Sheetze? Students figure out the best deals with a membership fee, a loyalty credit card, or just the cheapest gas around. They create linear equations and find out for which amounts of gas would cost differences be the greatest and for which amounts of gas would costs be the same. And more ...

## Picking the perfect bracket 2022

### March Madness Men's and Women's Brackets

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Selection Sunday has just happened and now the March Madness bracket predictions can begin.

This year there will be 68 men's and 68 women's college basketball teams in the tournaments.

If you try to predict how the games will play out by filling out a bracket, what are your chances of picking every game? How does the change from 64 to 65 to now, 68 teams in the field complicate things?  How many brackets would you need to fill out to pick every possibility?

## 3 Saint Patrick’s Day activities

Shamrocks in Ireland are actually be 3-leafed white clover, trifolium repens. If you are lucky, you can sometimes find a four-leafed clover.  How rare is finding a 4-leafed clover?  How hard do you have to look?  What size area of clover must you examine to find one?

## Daylight Savings Time and Pi Day are coming up!

• Will you wake up and go to sleep earlier or later on Sunday?
• What kind of chart or picture could you draw to help you compare before and after Daylight Savings Time has begun?
• Will your Sunday seem longer or shorter?
• How do you expect that you will feel?

CCSS: 8.G, HSG, MP7

Pi Day is almost here
.  It's time to start memorizing digits, singing Pi Day songs, calculating pi, and understanding what π means.

We have 9 suggestions for ways to bring the number, π, and it's meaning into your classroom or school.

CCSS: 4.MD, 6.RP, 7.G, 7.RP, 8.G, 8.NS.1, HSG, HSF, HSA

## When will WORDLE run out of words?

https://www.nytimes.com/games/wordle/index.html

Have you played it yet?

If so, do you play it every day?

Why do you suppose that this game is so popular?

When will there be no new 5-letter words to try?

## Iditarod 2022 – The Last Great Race on Earth

The Iditarod Dogsled Race will begin this year on Saturday, March 5th in Anchorage, Alaska. It is often called The Last Great Race on Earth because it is so long and grueling. Students do some rate, distance, and hardship comparisons to decide if they agree that the Iditarod is really the Last Great Race on Earth.