Students use our lego measurements to underestimate and over estimate this giant firefighter’s construction time and LEGO block quantity. Then students average their class estimates and compare to the real time and and quantity.

Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 06:50 UTC (2:50 am EST), will be the Autumnal Equinox. It is the time of year when an imaginary plane would pass through both the Earth’s Equator and the center of the Sun. We have 3 activities to use during this event.

Updated ! The MLE – Major League Eating is a World organization that oversees speed eating contests. Entrants to the various competitions must be members of the MLE in order to compete. One of…

The distribution of a population’s age and gender data can tell you a lot about a society’s history, current situation, and future. What do you see happening here? The activity: PopulationGraphics.pdf

The median age of countries is used to predict the future needs of each country. What are the ramifications of a predominately young population or a predominantly older population, Why do scientists use the median measurement to study this?

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!

In this 3-act task, your class guesses how many feet of lights you will need to light your tree. Then gather data from groups and find means or medians. Then actually calculate an estimate given tree dimensions.

Jennifer Fairbanks from Hopkinton, MA sent us this picture of the cookies that she baked in 4 hours using 13 eggs and 5 cups of sugar. Do you see some math here?

The World Cup of Soccer begins November 20, 2022. We have two different activities involving the logic of setting up a fair draw and the number of matches that each team may have to play.

In 1980, a gallon of gas costs $1.22. Today’s prices are a lot higher. Is that because the price has gone up or because in 1980 you could buy a lot more with $1.22 than you can buy today?

The Kansas Jayhawks just won the finals of this year’s March Madness tournament. Which NCAA teams have had the best basketball programs over the years. Students decide which stats count towards the “Greatest March Madness Program”.

How much did it cost to make? How much will it gross? Is the Spider-Man phenomena a guarantee for success? How would you compare all of the Spider-Man movies?

The GHOST WHISPERER now has a replacement!!!! John Tranter of Transum Mathematics has created the Mythical Mathematical Mind Reader and we’ve updated our activity to accompany the fun.

Students consider the posted pricing of this bowling alley. What must they consider when choosing how to pay? What do you expect will be the best deal? How do you know?