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A Surprising All Star Math Problem

Since 2003, the winner of the All Star Game (National League or American League) has enjoyed home field advantage in the World Series. Last night, the American League won the All Star Game. So, the American League Championship team will … Continue reading

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The math behind plastic bottle recycling

It’s just one more week until Earth Day.  Here is an Earth Day Math problem submitted by one of our staff.  Don’t forget to send your Earth Day Math problems to earthday@ascendmath.com The first 10 classrooms to send a math … Continue reading

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Michigan State Scoring Average

Here is a March Mathness problem for your students. In yesterday’s game Michigan State scored 93 points beating Delaware and advancing.  During the 40 minutes of regulation play how many points did Michigan State score per minute? Please send your … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras Math

Today is Mardi Gras also known as Fat Tuesday, a day of celebration and parades before the coming of Lent.  The very first Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans was held in 1837.  Assuming there has been a parade every … Continue reading

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Olympic Math, Speed Skating to the Answer

Here is an Olympic math problem appropriate for Grade 8 and up. A speed skater competes in the 1,000; 1,500; and 10,000 meter events and puts in 6 times as much distance practicing before the events. What total distance in … Continue reading

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Olympic Math, Algebra Gold

In the Women’s Downhill event Dominique Gisen of Switzerland and Tina Maze of Slovenia tied for first place. For the first time in Olympic history two Gold Medals were given out.  Each of the two skiers completed the 1.69 mile race in 1:41.57, … Continue reading

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Olympic Math, Luge Time

Yesterday, Erin Hamlin became the first American to win an Olympic medal in Luge.  Erin and her fellow competitors made four runs each down the track on a tiny sled often achieving speeds of 85 MPH. Her Bronze Medal winning time … Continue reading

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Olympic Math, 540s and 1080s

Ready for an Olympic Math Event in your classroom?  Try introducing this concept to students working to understand that each circle is 360°.  Gold Medal Snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg made three jumps as a part of his winning run in the … Continue reading

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