Huge sports contracts! We often hear about big player contracts. Who makes the most per year? Per game? What sports?
Mike Trout just signed a huge contract. He’ll be receiving $430 million dollars playing for 12 years with the Los Angeles Angels. Let’s take a look at some of the other big world sports’ contracts from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB…
Digesting a Lego head
If you know the mean of data what does that tell you about the data’s total … with poop and a Lego head.
April 15th, 1947 was a date to remember. Jackie Robinson became the first African-American baseball player to play in Major League Baseball since the game was segregated in the 1890s. Robinson broke the baseball color barrier when the Brooklyn Dodgers started him in 1947…
Will college be affordable?
Whether you or one of your siblings is going off to college next fall, it is useful to know how much colleges cost. Not going to college this fall? No worries, we can use the information on college costs in…
How Many Pennies did Otha Save?
Otha Anders used picking up pennies as a way to remember to pray. In this 3-act activity we try to estimate how much he actually collected and stored in 5 gallon water jugs. Kick off the activity with the article with…
What’s with the plovers?
Cute little birds. Piping plovers are presently nesting on beaches along the Atlantic coast. Consequently beaches are often roped-off or closed to protect their nests and chicks. Is this conservation working? What should the numbers be like after so many…
Season 12, American Idol
Let your student study American Idol viewing figures over the last eleven seasons. Students compare historical season premier and season finale audience size in several different ways to determine which event has had higher viewership.
Act One: The world record for the tallest structure made of Legos was set in Seoul, South Korea. Check out the pictures and video below: How much do you estimate that it costs for only the materials, to build this tower?
It sure is cold out … or is it?
Students ponder the relationship between place latitudes and average January temperatures while they try to discover a correlation. Is this a linear or near linear relationship? … averaging, missing data for averaging, line of best fit, Google Earth, world locations,…