# Tag: MP3

## Lego Fireman +

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.

## Autumnal Equinox 2023

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.

## Can Joey and Miki do it again?

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…

## 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.

## Population Pyramids – What can you surmise?

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

## Median age of country populations

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?

## 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!

## How many feet of lights should I buy for my tree?

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?

## World Cup 2022 – Qatar (2 activities)

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.

## Inflation and the cost of gasoline

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?

## Who has the greatest Men’s March Madness program?

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”.

## Spider-Man continues

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?