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Current Events -- A neighbor's revenge

This little piece is from Motorious, and it’s got some amazing cross curricular content in it. 
Neighbor’s camera goes off every day about the same time. Culprit — little kid on bike.  For revenge, neighbor maps out a bike course for little kid! Wait! That’s not revenge. That’s a WIN!
https://www.motorious.com/articles/news/guy-catches-neighbor-kid/
Math — estimate the size of the double driveway. What’s the average size of a double car driveway in front of a house? How much area of that driveway could be covered with track and the track still be realistic to maneuver?  How does this change if the double driveway changes to a single? Angle measurements of track.
Art — Well, the sky’s the limit on this one. I’m seeing Zentangles all over the place now. 
Science — how do smaller spaces influence possible speed? And just how fast can a little kid travel on a bike? What happens if the driveway is on an incline? Bigger (or smaller) bikes change things. How?
Social studies — Community relations. Housing an…

Current Event -- Boston Conference & COVID 19

Research shows a single event in the Boston area likely led to 20,000 COVID-19 cases (WXII)
This article has some great math work to explore:
-200 people attended the Biogen Conference in February.  -90 people contracted the virus. -20,000 were eventually infected by those 90.  How might that spread look in math terms?
https://www.wxii12.com/article/early-research-shows-a-superspreading-event-in-the-boston-area-likely-led-to-20000-covid-19-cases/33800467

Current Event -- Death Valley Temps

Did it really reach 130 degrees F in Death Valley? There are several interesting things in this very short piece to share with students:
-information about the process for verification of temperatures -historical temperatures -and why Death Valley is such a hot spot
https://www.wjhl.com/wjhl-weather/ask-storm-team-11-did-death-valley-reach-a-new-record-high/

Remote Learning Reboot

How are things going in your state and district? In North Carolina, we’ve been waiting–waiting to hear what the governor would say and then waiting to hear how districts would respond. Anticipating a need, the Friday Institute developed a course… Read More ›