Brian loves Twinkies and the news that Hostess is going out of business has upset him terribly. He needs his Twinkies. Twinkies last forever. Right? He's going to buy enough for 15 years of Twinkies. In this activity, students examine urban myth and reality about Twinkies. They calculate area and unit measure when they figure out how many Twinkies per week, how many millograms of salt per day, and what percent of daily requirements a significant dose of Twinkies supplies.
Time to give students some authentic math on a topic they will surely be interested in ... Starbucks. We ask and answer a few questions in this activity.
- About how many drinks does Starbucks sell in a year?
- If I want to be health conscious, are there certain drinks that are healthier or less healthy for me?
- How much does the type of milk or whether or not I get whipped cream in my drink really matter?
This summer I visited Alaska and truly enjoyed the majesty of the Alaskan scenerey and the many accomplished people that I met.
At the time that I was there, the newspaper's front page was filled with pictures of huge vegetables that were exibited at the annual State Fair. Evidently, even though the growing season in Alaska is short, farmers are able to grow 75 pound cabbages, 100 pound kales, and 1,000 pound pumpkins.