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http://www.makers.com/katherine-g-johnson

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

XKCD's What if blog always does something to employ calculations with large numbers. In this instalment the question that is asked is "What is the most expensive thing you could fill a shoe box with". The most interesting part of this is that the choice was not gold or some other precious metal but 64Gb SD memory cards. But not empty memory cards but those filled with $1 songs or software. So this could easily turn into a rate question of some sort (and maybe couple it with volume).

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MPM1D, MFM1P

http://what-if.xkcd.com/108/

When I saw this I immediately loved it. Show a graph and ask "Name that Data". That is, let students use the characteristics of the graph to try to deduce what it is about. This could work with any data management unit. On this blog they don't always do this but it seems to be a recurring feature. I am not suggesting that this graph is the one you should use but more the idea of this type of activity. You might want to have several graphs and then several sets of variables and have them match it. Thanks to @globeandtims for this one

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U, MAP4C

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/22/name-that-data-6

A simple fraction game that you play with standard playing cards. Pair students off and they each draw two cards. They then have to create the fraction that is closest but not equal to a predetermined number. For more details follow the link below.

When I saw this I immediately loved it. Show a graph and ask "Name that Data". That is, let students use the characteristics of the graph to try to deduce what it is about. This could work with any data management unit. On this blog they don't always do this but it seems to be a recurring feature. I am not suggesting that this graph is the one you should use but more the idea of this type of activity. You might want to have several graphs and then several sets of variables and have them match it. Thanks to @globeandtims for this one

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8, MBF3C, MDM4U, MAP4C

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/08/22/name-that-data-6

A simple fraction game that you play with standard playing cards. Pair students off and they each draw two cards. They then have to create the fraction that is closest but not equal to a predetermined number. For more details follow the link below.

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

http://letsplaymath.net/2014/08/06/fraction-game-my-closest-neighbor/

As it turns out, we start out being pretty good at understanding probability. Maybe it's what we do to kids in school that makes them worse. In this article the researchers demonstrate that toddlers have a knack for probability.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825123315.htm

http://letsplaymath.net/2014/08/06/fraction-game-my-closest-neighbor/

As it turns out, we start out being pretty good at understanding probability. Maybe it's what we do to kids in school that makes them worse. In this article the researchers demonstrate that toddlers have a knack for probability.

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140825123315.htm

Not necessarily a really mathematical application for education here but this is Numberphile's take on the Ice Bucket Challenge

Curriculum Tags: Allhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuKl3XuEmj4

It looks like Yummy Math is moving into the 3Act math realm. This image based task deals with the fractions of drill bit size. This is good for re enforcing fractions on a number line.

Curriculum Tags: Gr7, Gr8

http://www.yummymath.com/2014/drill-bit-fractions/

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