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 have home field advantage in this year’s World Series. But how much of an advantage…

Read MoreIt’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 problem will get a packet of pencils recycled from newspapers for their classroom. It’s fun…

Read MoreHere 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 March Mathness problems to marchmath@ascendmath.com

Read MoreToday 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 year since, how many years has Mardi Gras been celebrated?

Read MoreHere 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 kilometers will the skater have skated during the competition? Answer: 87.5 kilometers Option: Break students into…

Read MoreIn 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, setting the exact same time down to the one-hundredth of a second. Distance is the…

Read MoreYesterday, 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 was 3 minutes 21.145 seconds. The Gold Medal time was 3 minutes 19.768 seconds. Ask…

Read MoreReady 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 Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle event. On the first he performed a 1260, on the second a…

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