Students interpret the graph relating draft pick number and contract value. They consider how much being selected earlier or later, either by a few picks or rounds effects a player’s earnings and if players should really be concerned with where in the order they are selected.
Biggest losses since 2008 – The Dow is measured in points but this decline can also be measured in the percentage lost. Which way was the Dow being measured when this headline was produced? Which method makes more sense? Wasn’t the initial value of the Dow much lower in 2008?
This activity is a investigation intended to get students and teachers to loosen up a little and appreciate how just considering a situation might lead you to a very reasonable approximation.
Too often students think that there is only one answer that is right and that the method for approaching that solution is also limited to the “correct” approach. Surely this fear of experimenting and guessing leads to math anxieties and the fear to reason and experiment.
A Danish market found an interesting way to limit hoarding of hand sanitizer. How much are these costs in your currency? What is the unit price on these bottles? By how much (what percent) was the price increased? Is this…
This day is known for pranks and puzzles. Try one of these 4 activities on April Fools Day. Ask students to analyze where I made my mistake PerplexingProblem.pdf For members we have solutions. PerplexingProblem-solution.pdf …
Finding 4-leaf clovers! Shamrocks in Ireland are actually be 3-leafed white clover, trifolium repens. If you are lucky, you can sometimes find a four-leafed clover. How rare is finding a 4-leafed clover? How hard do you have to look? What…
We’re still learning about the coronavirus and its ability to and tendencies toward infection and spread. Students learn about the R-naught number which is a measure of infectious growth. Real-world mathematics!
8 activities to help celebrate π in your school and in your math class. Activities that demonstrate how π was derived; visually show why π makes sense; show a surprising place where π is used; increase students ability to measure and long divide; applauds the talent of people who can memorize large strings of numbers; and lets students just have fun.
Students reason about the meaning of this formula. They evaluate the formula for South Dakota and their state of choice to understand the weight of each state’s power in choosing the Democratic nominee.