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.
Throwing Up 2023
It’s hard to shovel new snow when you have to get your shovel-full over previous snow banks. You have to throw the snow practically straight up. Predict the arc of your shovel throw with a parabola and refine your formula by manipulating the parabolic factors.
Before the holidays (16 activities)
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!
Will sending you back to school this year cost a fortune?
In this activity students decide what equipment and supplies are necessary, estimate how much that will all cost, confer with classmates to refine their lists, and then research to find out more accurately how much it will probably cost to send them back to school. This activity could be used for students in upper elementary school all the way to high school. It offers an opportunity for kids to estimate, research, reason, calculate and communicate with each other.
Should I buy a gasoline, hybrid, or electric car
Should you buy a hybrid or an electric car to save money and the planet? Students create equations for finding the break-even points of these vehicles by mileage and years of ownership. They then work with systems of equations to…
Crazy Twos (Two to the…s)
Let your students practice manipulating exponents. Multiplication, division, roots, powers of powers. This powerful activity asks them to do some impressive mathematics … in their heads.
Death Valley, CA – How hot was it?
Take a guess at what the Fahrenheit reading on this sign must have been.
How did you make that guess?
Use the Fahrenheit conversion formula to calculate the missing number.
Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest
Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest has been held each July 4th since 1972.
What do you wonder about this event?
What questions do you have from looking at all of this historical data?
How have the records changed?
Why do you think that is?
How many hot dogs can a human possibly eat in 10 minutes?
Simultaneous equations with a Dunkin Donuts’ sandwich deal. Do you have enough information to solve it?
How fast can you run?
In preparation for the Boston Marathon, we thought that an analysis of running speeds might be appropriate.Have you heard of The Six Million Dollar Man? He was the character in a science fiction show about an astronaut that was rebuilt,…
How did I graph this heart?
What equations did I use to make this beauty? algebraic-heart CCSS: 8.EE, 8.F, HSA, HSG