Author Archives: Mike Edgren

Guinness Book of Thanksgiving Math

Enjoy these math problems with your students.  Want to learn more? Check out the Guinness site. Largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys Pictured above, the largest gathering of people dressed as turkeys (above) is 661 and was accomplished at … Continue reading

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Be sure to attend this valuable live presentation!

Mark your calendar for Thursday, Nov. 11.  Educators from Bibb County Schools will explain how their Flexible Learning Program resulted in their most at risk students outperforming the rest of their students. Date:  Thursday 11/10 Time:  3:00 Eastern, 2:00 Central, … Continue reading

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Best of Halloween Math Problems

Here are a few of the best Halloween math problems sent to us by teachers and others: An adult skeleton has 206 bones. There are 27 bones in a hand and 26 bones in a foot. How many bones are … Continue reading

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Your Math Vote Counts! Electoral Math for the Classroom

Several educational blogs and publications are focusing on the Presidential election and creating ideas for learning opportunities.   Our staff and friends have created these historical election math problems to share with your students. A Bully Math Problem In the election … Continue reading

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October STEM and Math Fun

Everybody likes a Jack O’ Lantern with its fiery eyes and gleaming grin but what do you do with the pumpkin once Halloween is over. Did you know that the US wastes 450 million kg of pumpkin yearly. The National … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Math Problems

Here are some fun Thanksgiving math problems to share with your class. Turkeys have more than 5000 feathers.  How many feathers on a flock of 4 turkeys? The Pilgrims are planning a big Thanksgiving for friends and family. They are … Continue reading

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Fun Halloween Math Problems

An adult skeleton has 206 bones. There are 27 bones in a hand and 26 bones in a foot. How many bones are not in the hands or feet? Count Juan Toothree is giving a party at his haunted castle. … Continue reading

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Counting Fun

During the summer months we will be sharing fun math problems and activities for students of all ages.  Here’s a challenging counting song from comic, Heywood Banks that can make a great singalong at summer school or camp.      

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The Missing Middle: How Middle and High Schools get Underfunded

Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post recently reported on the vast divide in funding for elementary and post secondary schools (the big winners in Federal funding) and middle and high schools. Given the enormous problem with high school graduation we agree with her assumption that … Continue reading

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Earth Day Math – 2015!

Celebrate Earth Day with these fun math problems.  We’ve included problems of varying difficulty to challenge both your math intervention and enrichment students.  Included are the best of those submitted to us in past years and some new ones as … Continue reading

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