We’ve shared fun Earth Day math problems from our Ascend Math Partners over the years. Here are a few of our favorites to share with your class. If a tree grows 5 branches and each of those branches grows an additional 5 branches and each of those grow another 5 branches, how many branches are…

Read MoreMonday, April 22nd is Earth Day! This year’s Earth Day theme is to Protect Our Species. We hope you have lots of Earth Day fun planned for your classrooms. Share your class’ earth day activities with us on Twitter or Facebook by tagging @AscendEducation to receive a packet of Earth Day pencils made from recycled…

Read MoreWe’re continuing our series of fun March Mathness problems this week. Here are a few more problems that your class is sure to enjoy. Auburn and Virginia will play each other in the Semi-Final on Saturday. In the last round Auburn beat Kentucky 77 to 71. Virginia beat Purdue 80 to 75. Determine how many…

Read MoreHere are two awesome examples of past march math problems! But first we would like to challenge your classes to create and submit your own NCAA tournament related math problems! You could use the graphing exploration, another Ascend Math resource or simply submit a problem. Every class submitting a problem will be eligible. All entries…

Read MoreThis year we’ll kick off our fun related blog, March Mathness, with an activity created by the Ascend Math Team! Use the Ascend Math Graph Exploration to plot the distribution of team colors and mascots by referring to: Why you should always pick blue and orange teams in the NCAA tournament and How to pick your NCAA tournament bracket based…

Read MoreA special thank you to the 8th grade math students from Johnsburg Junior High School in IL for submitting the following math problem to the 2018 Earth Day Math Contest: If a tree grows 5 branches and each of those branches grows an additional 5 branches and each of those grow another 5 branches, how…

Read MoreEarth Day is Sunday, April 22. This year’s theme is to end plastic pollution. Celebrate with your math class this year and remind students to recycle, reuse, and reduce. The first 10 classrooms to send us their Earth Day Math Problem (with solution) will receive a packet of Earth Day pencils made from recycled newspaper…

Read MoreAre you ready for March Madness, the annual NCAA Men’s basketball tournament? Math plays into this annual event in more ways than you might think. Some of the most popular posts of the past four years have been those celebrating March Mathness, the math behind the sport of basketball! Check this blog regularly for more…

Read MorePi Day, celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world, is right around the corner. Start your celebration by sharing these sweet Pi Day links with your math students and friends. A brief history of Pi: http://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/history_of_pi/index.html Pi Activities: https://www.exploratorium.edu/pi/activities Pi Humor: http://www.pinterest.com/mathhugger/pi-day-humor/ Pi Song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLhYvn4UCaU Pi Rap: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2uVoDxZpaQ Pi Facts: https://www.factretriever.com/pi-facts

Read MoreHere are a couple of Olympic Math Events to try in your classroom. Try introducing this concept to students working to understand that each circle is 360°.Two-time Gold Medal Olympian Shaun White landed the best halfpipe run of his career at the U.S. Grand Prix of Snowmass. On the first jump he performed a 1440,…

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