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Happy Fourth of July Math Puzzle

Our town is planning a sensational Fourth of July fireworks.  The professionals in charge of the fireworks display will light four Rockets every minute,  two Sonic Booms every 30 seconds, one Super Rocket every three minutes, and one Flying Star Fountain every 5 minutes.  The … Continue reading

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World Cup Soccer by the Numbers

Here’s a timely math question for students in grades 5 and up. Europe has more than 53 soccer teams. They have played 268 matches and scored 749 times. What is their average number of goals per match? Bonus question: Only 25% … Continue reading

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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

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Mountain Ridge named a top Junior High School

I wanted to share this great news from Mountain Ridge Junior High School in North Highland, Utah.  They were recently ranked 21st among all top junior high schools in the country.  For the past two years, Mountain Ridge has chosen Ascend … Continue reading

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STEM Garden Riddle

Here is a math and science problem combined: In my garden I found 2 spiders, 3 honeybees and 1 earthworm. How many legs were there in all? For help, you may want to learn more about the difference between insects and … Continue reading

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Math Teachers send your fun math problems

We are committed to helping students keep up their math skills over the summer. You can help.  Submit your ideas for fun math problems to this blog and we will post them. Baseball, picnics, the beach, biking, hiking, summer camp … Continue reading

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Baseball diamond math

During the summer months we will be running a series of fun math problems to help students stay sharp, including those on grade level and those in need of math intervention. A baseball diamond forms a 90 foot square.  It is … Continue reading

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Students say the darndest things about old technology

“Where’s the mouse?”  “How do you turn it on?”  “Where are all the apps?” If you’ve been on this planet as long as I have you may remember Kids Say the Darndest Things hosted first by Art Linkletter and later Bill Cosby.  … Continue reading

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Good advice on BYOD

  Are you considering BYOD in your district?  A recent article in District Administration caught my eye. It provides good, practical advice from several districts that have made the plunge.  Use Title I funds to purchase devices for students on … Continue reading

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Summer math help for students

According to at least one study on average, all students, regardless of socio-economic status, lose approximately 2.6 months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation over the summer months each year.* Throughout the summer months we will provide fun math … Continue reading

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