The problem with math puns is that calculus jokes are all derivative, trigonometry jokes are too graphic, algebra jokes are usually formulaic, and arithmetic jokes are pretty basic. But I guess the occasional statistics joke is an outlier. How ’bout that?
In addition to National Poetry month, April is also Math Awareness Month! This year’s theme is The Future of Prediction, and NextLesson has some great lessons and projects that you can use with your class this week. For all these lessons and hundreds more, check out all of our math content at our website.
Fun with Economics
Math, ELA & Social Studies; Grades K-2
What is the difference between need and want? In this activity students will use the basic concepts and principles of economics by running their very own classroom pizzeria. Learn about the roles of producers and consumers by setting prices, collecting profit, and managing expenses.
Math; Grade 6
Walking out of the San Francisco Apple Store with an iPad Pro will set you back $799. But do the same in Sydney or Tokyo, and you can expect to pay just a little more. As a pricing analyst for Apple, use ratios and percentages in tandem with exchange rates to determine the best price for your latest products.
Math; Grades 9-11
Which do you prefer: a new home in New York City or one in Rochester? The difference is about $500,000. Use home value data from various cities to practice modeling polynomials and identify the most promising investments. Check out this lesson on our new interactive platform.