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# Category Archives: Math Activities

## The Ruler Game

Occaisonally I get the opportunity to work with CTE teachers on imbedding higher-level mathematics into their content. Their biggest complaint is that students do not know how to read a ruler. A colleague of mine (Leslie Carson of SREB) told me about … Continue reading

## Where will you be on 3/14 at 1:59?

I know all my math folks got the title! Of course March 14 is Pi Day and like the Times Square ball drop at midnight on New Years Day, Pi Day is ushered in at 1:59 (pi = 3.14159…). I … Continue reading

Posted in Holiday Math, Math Activities, Social Networking, Student Engagement
Tagged engagement, math videos, pi, Twitter
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## Super Bowl Prop Bets (um…”predictions”)

UPDATE: The only prop bet result I caught was the Gatorade…it was orange. If you know the results to any interesting Super Bowl prop bets please share by posting them below! Its almost Super Bowl Sunday and placing bets on your … Continue reading

Posted in Data & Infographics, Math & Sports, Math Activities, Student Engagement
Tagged engagement, predictions, Prop Bets, sports, Super Bowl
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## 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 … Continue reading

## 100th Day of School

The 100th day of school is fast approaching. It generally falls in January or February — depending on when your school year started. Whenever it happens in your school, here are a few of my favorite activities that I have collected to … Continue reading

Posted in Math Activities, Student Engagement
Tagged 100th Day of School, Bellringer, engagement, math resource
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## Pair & Share for Math

This is a quick and simple strategy for getting students to work together on math problems. To engage the students, hype the activity as a strategy that guarantees that they and their partner will get at least 97.5% of … Continue reading

Posted in Math Activities, Math Classroom, Student Engagement
Tagged cooperative learning, engagement, strategy
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## Cyber Monday & Black Friday by the Numbers

Welcome back math educators! I hope you had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving! Christmas is right around the corner and most of us have about 17 days until the Winter Break. Our students may will be distracted by the merriment of … Continue reading

Posted in Articles for Math Class, Holiday Math, Math Activities, Student Engagement
Tagged Article, By the Numbers, engagement, numberacy, shopping
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## Thanksgiving Mathematics

Many of you have only two days of school next week and your students will surely be thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few Thanksgiving/Math ideas to weave into your lessons: The Marathon Meal (http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2008/1/28/the-marathon-meal.html): I have posted … Continue reading

## Its OK to Play with Your Food in Math Class

MoMath (Museum of Mathematics http://momath.org/ ) has a great feature called Math Monday. One of my favorite activities presented in this feature is mathematical constructions with crackers. Here is an illustration of a 3-4-5 right triangle with Triscuit crackers: The number … Continue reading

## Math Fun with Infographics

Infographics are a great tool for engaging students in mathematics. Many mare appropriate for “warm-up” activities while others are useful for teaching a specific concept. Here are a few of my recent favorites: From the folks at State Farm (great … Continue reading

Posted in Math Activities, Math Classroom, Student Engagement
Tagged infographics, warm-up
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