## Spartan Math

The number seven seeded Michigan State Spartans beat the Louisville Cardinals 76 to 70.  They now join an elite group of three number one seeds in the Final Four.  This certainly would qualify them as the Cinderella Story of the … Continue reading

## March Mathness Begins – Mascot Percentages!

A study released in the this month’s issue of Sports Illustrated magazine reveals that colleges with “bird” mascots have done better than those with animals, fantasy figures, or humans for mascots. Here is how it shapes up Mascot Winning Percentage … Continue reading

## Gold Medal winner speaks at lunch event during NCTM Richmond

Amy Boyd accepted the 2014 Ascend Math Gold Medal on behalf of Holabird STEM program at a ceremony that took place during the NCTM Regional Conference in Richmond, VA. Thirty two attendees listened as she described the challenges faced and the strategies … Continue reading

## The Math of Autumn Equinox

Today, is the first day of autumn (the autumnal equinox) – the time at which the Earth reaches a point in its orbit known as the equinox, where the sun shines directly on the equator, favoring neither the Northern nor … Continue reading

## How fast is Mo’Ne’s fastball? Do the math!

Pennsylvania’s Taney Dragons are one win away from the U.S. Little League Championship game in Williamsport. Their star pitcher is 13-year-old phenom Mo’Ne Davis who threw 43 pitches in her last outing and struck out 6 batters. Mo’Ne’s fastball has … Continue reading

## Sand Castle Math

This problem suggested by one of our friends in Wisconsin. Roberto and his friends built a five story castle in the sand complete with moat.  Each story of the castle was 10 inches high. They wanted to put a flag … Continue reading

## Barbecued Math

Here is another fun math problem involving the multiplication of fractions. Mr. Jefferson is planning a big picnic for his family.  He is expecting 12 adults and 24 children. He wants to make sure he will have enough meat to … Continue reading

## Use math to catch more fish

It can take a lot of patience to catch fish.  Sometimes you have to put the bait right in front of them.  Figure this problem out. The fish are 21 feet deep.  Your bait will sink at the rate of … Continue reading