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#### The drag in swimming - More Olympics activities

To win in Olympic swimming, contestants have to be incredibly fit and have marvelous endurance and technique.  Do they also need to consider the science of their motions and the...

#### How much is a trillion dollars?

U.S. Congress is now debating how much money to approve on spending for infrastructure.  The numbers are between 1 and 3 trillion dollars. I can't even fathom that amount of money.  Is the...

#### Do caffeinated drinks have similar amounts of jolt?

We found this interesting caffeine infographic at visual.ly. Wonderings? How many McDonalds coffees do I need to get the same amount of caffeine that I would get i...

Wow! Look at that score! There were some scoreboard malfunctions in this December 15, 2020, pre-season game.  What might have been the final score if this game progressed at this rate? ...

#### The new largest Lego set ever - The Roman Colosseum

Note: This is a remake of our 2014 and 2017 activities "How Much Does a Lego Cost?". How much could the Roman Colossem Lego set cost ? Student first make a guess and then think about what ...

#### Not enough mashed potatoes

Using his famous mashed potato recipe, Brian has asked students to change decimals to fractions, to calculate ingredient measures for various-si...

#### Sadly, Jorge passed away yesterday.

He was a great dog!  We wondered how old he was in human years? Jorge has been part of YummyMath for a long time. Sadly, yesterday he died.  We wondered how old he would ...

#### Mixing colors with food dye

It's time to dye eggs! What do you wonder about these recipes (See the activity) for coloring? What would happen if I used the wrong recipe (i.e. cake mix instead of egg dying) for co...

#### Largest coffee, new world record

The world record for the largest cup of coffee was recently set (see picture above).  In this activity students explore scale, similar figures, volume and measurement as they estimate the...

#### Does it pay to get educated?

Why should students do well in school, graduate high school, or go on to college?  In this activity median earnings by various education levels are explored.  Students compare t...