Groundhog Day Data

Groundhog Day is right around the corner (February 2) so I thought I would do a little research to see if I could find some math activities and resources that are associated with the “holiday”:

Groundhog Prediction Project – This is billed as a science project but there are many math connections to be made here.

How long does Bill Murray spend in Groundhog Day?

Graphing groundhog predictions

An article on the accuracy of groundhog day predictions

Groundhog Day word problems from EdHelper

Here are a couple of “official” groundhog sites that contain past shadow-sighting data:

Punxsutawney Phil’s Official Site

Here in Georgia we look to our own groundhog, General Lee. He even has his own southern mansion:

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