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Earth Day Actions for Our Planet (April 22)

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science
Image by rawpixel.com on Freepik We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet?...

Monarch's are flying south again

Algebra Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
In mid-August and early September, the Monarch butterflies begin their annual migration south to more moderate climates to hibernate and overwinter. It is an incredibly long migration and fa...

What is heat index?

Math and Science Current events Data and probability
 It's been really hot in many places on our Earth lately. Is some heat more bearable? What is the heat index measure? How does that affect our risks and our tolerance of heat?  How doe...

March Equinox - big deal? ... and 5 more Spring activities

Algebra Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Current events Data and probability
   What's with the March Equinox? Does it really affect our lives? Is it just some astronomical occurrence? Students calculate the daylight hours at the March Equi...

How hard is it to find a 4 leaf clover? (3 Saint Patrick's Day activities)

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Wow factor
Shamrocks in Ireland are actually 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...

Just some March Madness math

Algebra Number Sense Sports Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Today, March 12th, is selection Sunday. Tomorrow we'll know how the college basketball teams are seeded and bracketology can begin. Introduce your students to the meaning and excitement of March ...

Whole lot of cookies

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Wow factor
Jennifer Fairbanks from Hopkinton, MA sent us this picture of the cookies that she baked in 4 hours using 13 eggs and 5 cups of sugar. Do you see some math here? Do you have an add...

The size of chocolates

Number Sense Geometry Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events
In this activity students assume that all of our pieces of chocolate are about the same thickness and proceed to approximate their volumes by comparing only their surface areas.  Consider sh...

What time should I wake up?

Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events
I'm going to surprise my mom with breakfast in bed for Mother's Day. She wakes up pretty early. When do I have to wake up to pull this off?
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