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Indigenous Peoples or Columbus Day

Algebra Geometry Math and Social Studies Holidays and Annual Events
When Columbus landed in Guanahani (renamed San Salvador, Bahama Islands by Columbus), he began the European settlement of the New World. Guanahani was inhabited by the  Taíno people and...

Autumnal Equinox 2023

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
Updated for 2023! Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 06:50 UTC (2:50 am EST), will be the Autumnal Equinox. It is the time of year when an imaginary plane would pass through both the Earth...

Leslie's socially-distanced party

Algebra Geometry Math and Science
I risked infecting my friends or becoming infected myself by throwing a very small socially-distanced party.  I served baked appetizers, disinfectant wipes, and latex gloves.  I cooked whi...

Fish tale, go figure!

Algebra Geometry 3-act tasks
I have two fish in my aquarium.  Betty is my white goldfish. She often stays really close to the front wall as she swims towards her food. Stripe, my clownfish, usually swims diagonally a...

Tiny vacuum with a huge reach

Algebra Number Sense Geometry 3-act tasks
From the vacuum description and advertisement in the PDF, how long do you think its cord must be? Thanks to Brian Shoemaker, Newton, MA teacher, for the idea and pictures.

Total solar eclipse - apparent sizes

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Current events Ratio and Proportion
  Where will the eclipse be seen?  What if you are not in the path of totality?  Total solar eclipse?  What is apparent size?  How can the moon seem to cover the sun complete...

What's my angle?

Geometry Math and Science
I'm going to help save the planet by adding solar panels to my roof! Should I tilt the panels on my roof to more accurately aim towards the Sun? If so, at what angle should I use? S...

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...

Do you have text neck?

Algebra Geometry Math and Science Data and probability
What does looking down at your electronic device do to your breathing? To your muscles? To your spine curvature? To your pain?  It can lead to a condition called Text Neck.  To learn more about Text...

Storm cleanup

Algebra Number Sense Geometry Ratio and Proportion
This activity could be used as an introduction to trig ratios.  Students figure out the approximate length of the huge branch that I have to fell for safety and firewood. After approximating ...
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