Students examine Magic Squares for how they could help with math computation practice and having fun.

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## 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?