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Holiday Math Activities: Halloween Approximation October 17, 2015

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Here is a downloadable Word version, for easy printing. CandyCornMathActivity

During the holiday season, finding ways of weaving math into the festivities is an interesting challenge. There are many ways of doing this, and here is an approximation activity that should encourage your students to critically think about math. The image below can be printed as a transparency for use on a whiteboard or overhead projector.

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Here are downloadable versions of this activity. Simply right-click on the link and download the file.

* Color JPG version 

* Grayscale JPG version

* PDF version

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Math in the News: Pearl Harbor Day December 6, 2013

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In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, see this issue of Math in the News, where we go over the heroic engineering effort at salvaging some of the ships that were damaged.

Math in the News: Pearl Harbor Day December 6, 2013

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In remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day, see this issue of Math in the News, where we go over the heroic engineering effort at salvaging some of the ships that were damaged.

The Costa Concordia Resurfaces! September 19, 2013

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In two issues of Math in the News, we explore the math and physics behind the sinking and resurfacing of the Costa Concordia, which remained off the Italian coast for over a year. The impressive engineering feet of resurfacing the ship involved a clever solution, which we explore graphically.

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Here we reproduce the current issue of Math in the News as a Slideshare presentation.

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