Combine colorful and cool fall hiking with a little mathematics about percent grade change. What is a steep grade? Why is it in percent? How does grade change relate to slope?

Appalachian Trail Needs – Calculating the needs and rates involved in enduring this 2,168 mile trek. Steepness and Fall Hiking – Use a little mathematics about percent grade change in hiking.

It’s the talk of the town. Madden video games have had some issues. Check this one out. Here’s one that has Le’Veon Bell seeming to fly from the Bear’s goal line to the center of the field. Student’s can admire…

Apple just announced their new, 10th anniversary, iPhones, the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X. These phones will soon be in stores, the iPhone 8 comes out on September 22, 2017. The iPhone X is available as of November 3rd. …

What does this gizmo do? We’ve given students a diagram of what the interior of this mechanism contains and asked them to try to decide what its purpose must be. Then we’ve given them the data that was collected from…

I’m trying to be more savy about wasting our resources. I have really old fashioned toilets and I’m trying to figure out if I should invest in saving water. Can you help me? The activity: PottyTalk.pdf CCSS: 8.F.3, 8.F.4, 8.F.5, HSF.IF.B.4, HSF.IF.B.6, HSF.IF.C.7, HSF.IF.C.9, HSF.LE.A.2, HSF.LE.B.5

How Much Will Movie Tickets Cost in the Future? – Updated! In this investigation, Brian looks at the changes in movie ticket prices over the last 38 years. Using his scatter plot (or his data) students analyze rates of change, make predictions…

The volcano, Kilauea, on the Big Island of Hawaii, has been active and erupting since 2008. There are two lava flows at present and one is now approaching homes on the Big Island. This is another example of natural events…

Ebola has continued to gain strength and devastate regions of West Africa. WHO (World Health Organization) updates their data frequently and the progress and lack of control of the epidemic is very concerning. We’ve gathered the present numbers again for…

Here are some pictures from a recent snowfall at my house. How Much Snow Did I Get? Have students make an estimate. Ask them for a guess that is probably a little too low and one that is probably too…