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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?

Spiraling triples

Number Sense Geometry Math and Art
Let students explore the patterns of perfect squares and Pythagorean Triples as they analyze our piece of art and decide why the resulting construction looks like spiraling squares. For a finale the...

Drinks at the Fair

Algebra Math and Food Ratio and Proportion
At the amusement park, our friend, Jason, was intrigued with this sign for drink deals. He and his family come often to the park and, during the summer when it is hot, naturally drink a lot. Whi...

Saving Water Bottles

Algebra Math and Science Math and Social Studies
In my grocery store they now have these new water bottle refilling stations. You can simply refill your own container with water instead of buying a six-pack of bottled water....

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...

Will college be affordable?

Algebra Number Sense Ratio and Proportion Data and probability
Whether you or one of your siblings is going off to college next fall, it is useful to know how much colleges cost.  Not going to college this fall? No worries, we can use the informa...

How much do the movie tickets cost?

Algebra Number Sense
Ooops! I was supposed to buy 4 adult and 2 children tickets, but I accidentally entered four children and two adults ... :)  Can you figure out how much a child's ticket and an adult ticket...

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...

A parametric heart ... with love

Number Sense Geometry Holidays and Annual Events Math and Art
Valentine's Day is a good excuse to explore parametric equations. First students figure the coordinates of this figure using trigonometric unit triangles. Then they simplify and accelerate...
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