We have tons (well, 16) of activities to bring to your class in this last week before the holiday break. Movies, science, art, cooking, economics, weather and the logic of calendars. Enjoy!

# Tag: 7.EE

## The Algebra of Magic Squares

## How much caffeine are you consuming?

## At last, its summer again

## Father’s Day, Juneteenth, and The Longest Day (summer solstice)

## Why isn’t the World Cup happening now?

## The odds of horse race betting

Rich Strike surprised everyone at the Kentucky Derby horse race in early May by moving from 18th place at the half-way mark (out of 20 horses) to winning the race. Churchill Downs, the track in Kentucky where the race took place, paid out $81 for every dollar that was bet for Rich Strike to win. How do they figure that?

## Comedian

## April 15th happenings

## What is my best gasoline option?

Should I pay the membership fee and get BJ’s gasoline? Should I just buy the cheaper gas at Sheetze? Students figure out the best deals with a membership fee, a loyalty credit card, or just the cheapest gas around. They create linear equations and find out for which amounts of gas would cost differences be the greatest and at what amount of gas would their costs be the same. And more …