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#### How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

Check out our Christmas Tree! We need to buy lights for the tree.  Without calculating, guess how many feet of lights we will need. What information would help you t...

#### Do I have enough wrapping paper?

In this problem based activity students first guess and then try to calculate whether they will have enough paper to wrap this present without taping pieces of wrapping paper together. Con...

#### Lots of Cranberries

﻿ The harvest must be nearing completion now and growers are selling their product to make cranberry juice, jelly, sauce, and of course, fresh berries in time for Thanksgiving. In this activit...

#### The size of chocolates

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...

#### How many gumballs are there?

Gumball Machine Problem from Brian Marks on Vimeo This problem is a little puzzle to get your students thinking, estimating, and calculating. We've given you a pdf file w...

#### Willy Makeit or Betty Wont

I have to go to the bathroom pretty badly. I have to admit that I have been holding it in for a while.  Finally!  I see a bathroom sign!  Wait ... it is in kilometers?  How...

#### Just ONE hot dog

A newly released nutritional and environmentally sustainable study shows that eating just one hot dog can take 36 minutes off your total healthy lifespan. How many would you have to eat to lo...

#### Lots of pieces

Brian has a lot of puzzles.  His family must love working on them. What do you wonder about his puzzles? What do you notice? Make an educated guess, about how many pieces are in a...

#### How much snow is that?

Start this activity with: What do you notice? What do you wonder? How many inches of snow produced that pile?  How much snow in volume is on top of the car?  H...

#### Holiday soda displays

The holidays are coming! We found these timely soda displays made up entirely of 12-pack of Coca-Cola products. What questions do you have?  Start out the activity by giving kids 30 ...