How much water should you drink? How much pee is in this pool? How has the presence of lyme disease changed? Which is the best drink deal at the fair?
Giant beach towel
Check out this beach towel! What do you wonder? What would you like to know?
Memorial Day 2023
Who are we honoring? How did the holiday come about? Isn’t Memorial Day usually on May 30th?
Students learn a little about the history of the holiday, analyze the possibilities and patterns for when it is celebrated and make observations about the incredible numbers of deaths that have been caused by war.
Patterns in the binomial expansion, Pascal
Realizing that (X+Y)n can be expanded with the help of Pascal’s Triangle offers some pretty and interesting math play. We love to bring a little fun and beauty into our math classes and the end results are neat! Here is…
Triple Crown hopefuls at the Preakness
Saturday, May 20th, will be the running of the Preakness Stakes thoroughbred horse race in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness is the second major race for 3-year old thoroughbreds to run in their effort to claim the Triple Crown of horse…
Mother’s Day ideas (14 activities)
Updated! How much do we spend on Mother’s Day – Use the Mother’s Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother’s Day. For what…
Effects of new MLB rules
Students use our recent data to graph, analyze and hypothesize about the affect of the new MLB rule changes.
Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo
This activity involves recipe analysis, pricing, and comparison. Students gather the ingredients for a famous recipe and analyze how much it would cost to make it at home versus buying it at the restaurant.
New bust of King Charles … in chocolate
Saturday, King Charles will be crowned as the King of the United Kingdom. Artists at the Mars Wrigley company made a gorgeous chocolate bust of the King wearing his military uniform. We wondered how much that big piece of chocolate cost to make.
Wheel of Theodorus
Bring a little art into your math class as you begin to use the Pythagorean theorem and your students first meet irrational numbers.
The HAT tessellation
An Einstein aperiodic tile has just been discovered. Find out what that means and why it is significant. Plus – play with the tiles. Do you want to tile your shower floor with these? Could a tile setter pull this off?
Earth Day actions for our planet
We have 16 activities that you could use for Earth Day! Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day. Help your students become activists for our planet? We have 16 activities that support recycling, conserving resources, awareness of climate change and protecting our planet.…
Tax time, Patriots Day, Boston Marathon
The middle of April is a busy and interesting time. We have 6 timely activities to try in your classes.
Time to make your prom clothes … with Duck Tape
Admire the possibilities of Duck Tape attire and calculate the cost of some of the outfits in time and tape.
Spring and Easter ideas – 6 activities
Dyeing eggs with food coloring – Students use the chart on the back of a food dye package to compare the strangely different recipes listed for coloring a cake, icing, or dyeing eggs. They look for and create equivalent ratios…