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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?

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...

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...

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....

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...

What equations did I use to make this beauty?

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...

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...

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...

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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