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Want to earn $150,000? - Mersenne prime search

Algebra Number Sense
What's a Mersenne prime?  How hard could it be to find the next one? Why are there only 50 known Mersenne primes?     What's with $150,000?

Measuring sea level

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Math and Science Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
What does this gizmo do? We've given students a diagram of what the interior of this mechanism contains and asked them to try to decide what its purpose must be. Then we've...

It's latke time

Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events Ratio and Proportion
   In Leslie's family it is traditional to eat latkes (Yiddish for little potato pancakes) at this time of year.  They are fried in a lot of oil and salted generously. Her mom's latk...

Expensive face creams

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion
Who knew that creams for your face could be so expensive!  I'm going to have to rethink what to buy for my mom.  Which of these high priced cremes is most expensive? In this activity st...

Oreo Stuffiness

Number Sense Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
There is yet another Oreo... This activity builds off the work that Dan Anderson's math class revealed about Original Oreos and Double Stuff Oreos. Students begin by working with the weight of just...

Free Flights?

Algebra Number Sense
This can't be right!  If my flight cost $200 and I stayed for 10 days it would be free.  Right?  You can kick off this activity by asking students to think about where in the...

Thank you, mother and father, for all of those diapers

Algebra Number Sense Holidays and Annual Events
Thank you Mother and Father for all of those diapers  Which is a better deal, cloth or disposable diapers?  How much did you cost your parents in diapers?  In the future how much could...

Passover macaroons

Algebra Number Sense Math and Food Holidays and Annual Events
Passover begins this year on Wednesday evening, April 5th, 2023, with a Passover seder dinner. Passover is one of the three high holidays in the Jewish religion and celebrates the Exodus of Jews f...

Fast Growing Plant

Algebra Number Sense
This activity/post is a little different than are usual posts.  We look at a particular math concept and consider how to use context, models and CCSS math practices to increase stud...
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