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#### How many times bigger?

Listen to students initial thoughts as they wrestle through what "bigger" means ... length? height? wheel-base? volume? [table id=10 /] Act One: What questions come to mind? How many times gr...

#### Giant beach towel

Beaches are starting to open again. Bring summertime smiles and hopes to your class with this activity.  Towel project by Misael Soto. Act One: Check out this beach towel!  Wh...

#### How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

Check out our Christmas Tree! We need to buy lights for the tree.  Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights we will need. What information would help you t...

#### Do I have enough wrapping paper?

In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Con...

#### Penny Wars anew

Act One: Check out all of the pennies! What questions come to mind? If you want the most money, which container should you pick? What information do you need to answer this questio...

#### Canstruction

Act One:  Take a look at the pic. What questions come to mind? Just before Thanksgiving there are competitions all over the world to celebrate cool design, tricky engineering, a...

#### Fish tale, go figure!

I have two fish in my aquarium.  Betty is my white goldfish. She often stays really close to the front wall as she swims towards her food. Stripe, my clownfish, usually swims diagonally a...

#### Drill bit fractions

Act One:  Drill bits are measured by the diameter of the bit in inches. The drill bits below are ordered left to right in increasing size. The numerators in the fractions have been black...

#### Stacking Jack

Act One: Check out the video slide show.  What questions do you have? Suggested Question: How many different ways can I stack Jack?  That is, how many different color arrangements...

#### Hands of Support

Lorenzo Quinn, an Italian sculptor, created and temporarily installed this piece of art entitled "Support" in Venice.  Quinn used his own children's hands to design this piece.  His in...