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DST ends November 5th, 2023 - strange happenings

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events Current events
In this activity students try to figure out how time settings will change as they move from place to place and in the serious weirdness of Arizona and the Navaho and Hopi nations.  What variables...

Leslie's Yummy Pumpkin Pie

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion Any time math
Every year more and more people come to our house on Thanksgiving morning for my (Leslie's)famous pumpkin pie and a hike in the nearby woods.  This year 23 people have already accepted. How man...

Vampire bats + Mosquito eating bats

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Holidays and Annual Events
Ooooo. Scary!  In this first activity on vampire bats we've given lots of interesting metric and customary unit facts and asked students to relate those sizes to more familiar objects.  Si...

Will the Barbie movie out-perform Avatar at the box office?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability
The Barbie Movie is still doing well in the theaters.  It has only been 6 1/2 weeks since its debut.  Do you think that it can out-earn Avatar?  Students study the numbers, recognize ...

What do you know about the Hawaiian islands?

Algebra Number Sense Math and Science Math and Social Studies Current events Data and probability Any time math
We’ve been watching news about the extreme wild fires, draught and winds that have devastated parts of the Hawaiian Islands. Let your students explore Hawaii and better understand its d...

Ice Cream Day - July 16th; 2 activities

Algebra Number Sense Math and Social Studies Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Current events Ratio and Proportion
All the ice cream that you can eat   All the ice cream that you can eat for only 10 cents!  Wow, that's a great deal!  How great a deal was tha...

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...

How many hot chocolate scoops do I need?

Number Sense Math and Food 3-act tasks Any time math
Even though it is now Spring, here in New England we are still chilled and hope that some hot chocolate will warm us up.  Clicking on the above image will take you to Brian's movie of makin...

The 8th billion baby

Number Sense Math and Social Studies Current events Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
How fast is the world's population growing? Will the world's population size increase indefinitely?  Are all countries' populations increasing at the same rate? What are some of the...
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