This activity is an introduction to systems of equations with easy, motivating problems that deal with the cost of stadium purchases for food and souvenirs. These can be done by any puzzle solving students.

# Tag: 8.EE

## Wheel of Theodorus

## Earth Day actions for our planet

## Challenges for April Fools Day

## What is an atmospheric river (AR)?

## How hard it is to pick the perfect bracket?

## Just some March Madness math

## Big bucks 2023

## The Algebra of Magic Squares

## Little Amal

With refugees trying to survive hardships by traveling away from their homes, the story of Little Amal is powerful and touching. There is lots of math in creating an 11 foot tall puppet that can be controlled by 3 people and show fear, surprise, wonder, and generally the humanity of refugees. Bring the story of Amal to your classroom with this timely art.

## How much caffeine are you consuming?

## The James Webb space telescope and the Hubble

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

## 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?