We are nearing the finale of this year’s March Madness tournament. Which NCAA teams must have the best basketball programs since they consistently do well in this tournament? Based on this data, which do you think is the greatest March…

Data on the National Mall sites – Two data analysis activities about the National Mall. Who do we honor? – What people or events are included in the National Mall monuments? Students use fractions or percents to decide what they can notice…

Now that the shopping season has begun, it’s time to get the packages to your homes. Two big companies take care of a lot of that shipping. How do they manage that? The mechanisms for these two shipping giants are…

There is some beautiful land in Utah that was just recently changed from federally protected land to mostly Utah overseen land. What was the point of that? Was the land needed to allow for population expansion or what? Let your…

Every year Americans spend lots of money on Halloween and Halloween costumes. Use our updated data on Halloween spending in America to engage your students in an analysis of the ratios and percents of population, participation, and money spent in honor…

Here’s an opportunity to work with calculating percents and the percent changes in the U.S. immigrant population. Students can reflect on what those changes demonstrate. Start your class with this very cool movie showing the history of immigration in the…

Let your students consider the graphic first individually and then in groups of your choosing before handing out the activity sheet. This might be an excellent beginnng-of-the-year, get-to-know-each-other task! The activity: DataRemaining.pdf CCSS: 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A, MP4

Show your students this really cute segment comparing how the Electoral College functions in our elections to what students think is fair and just. From the New York Times, Electoral College 101. After showing the video consider asking your students what the grouping…

We ran into this sale online. Is that advertisement correct? Do they just want us to believe their math and not question what is really 70% off? Is everything or anything really 70% off?

Develop some understanding of the many Olympic sports and their various judging requirements. Should the Olympics only include performances that can be objectively measured?

Act I: This restaurant bill has the suggested tips, but they are smudged out. What should they be? Consider having students make a fast 5 to 10 -second prediction in their heads. Act II: Students work – for few minutes…

Activity #1 – Look at the individuals who are memorialized on the National Mall and using fractions or percents decide what you can notice about those we honor. If you would like to show images of the monuments and memorials to…

That sounds like an awful lot of their Facebook shares. They want to help create a better world for their daughter, Max. I wonder if they will have enough left over to live on? The BBC newspaper said that their…

This activity can be used in a large range of grade levels. Your class can work on percents, linear equations or piecewise functions. Act One: We missed the semi-annual sale but we want to get ready for the next one. Let’s…

This is the medal that is given to the Nobel prize winners. Check it out. (Teachers, you could get into Roman numerals right here.) LittleRomanNumeralLesson.pdf What do you know about the Nobel Prize? Who do you know who has…