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Math in the News


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Math in the News Collection: Applications of Surface Area and Volume

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Math in the News Surface Area and Volume

Math in the News Collection: Applications of 3D Geometry

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Math in the News 3-Dimensional Figures and Applications of 3D Geometry

Math in the News Collection: Business Math

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Math in the News Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Data Analysis and Volume

Math in the News Collection: Applications of Numerical and Algebraic Expressions

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Math in the News Numerical Expressions and Variable Expressions

Math in the News Collection: Applications of Data Analysis

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Math in the News Data Analysis, Data Gathering, Probability, Percents and Ratios and Rates

Math in the News Collection: Applications of Exponential Functions

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Math in the News Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Applications of Linear Functions, Data Analysis and Sequences

Math in the News Collection: Applications of Ratios

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Math in the News Applications of Ratios, Proportions, and Percents and Proportions

Math in the News: Issue 121--NFL Concussion Statistics

Math in the News: Issue 121 | NFL Concussion Statistics

February 2023. In this issue of Math in the News we look at NFL statistics for the number of concussions. The NFL now tracks concussion, and this is an opportunity to analyze this data and draw conclusions.

MITN Applications of Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

Math in the News: Issue 120--Will Avatar Repeat?

Math in the News: Issue 120 | Will Avatar Repeat?

December 2022. In this issue of Math in the News we look at box office data for he new Avatar sequel. Will it have the same success?

Math in the News Data Gathering and Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 119--Who Will Win the World Cup?

Math in the News: Issue 119 | Who Will Win the World Cup?

December 2022. In this issue of Math in the News we look at a probability model for predicting the winner of the World Cup. 

Math in the News Probability

Math in the News: Issue 118--The Return of the Orion

Math in the News: Issue 118 | The Return of the Orion

December 2022. In this issue of Math in the News we look at the Orion rocket's return to Earth from its lunar mission. This provides an opportunity to explore different types of orbits. 

Math in the News Applications of Circles

Math in the News: Issue 117--Box Office Hits and Misses

Math in the News: Issue 117 | Box Office Hits and Misses

December 2022. In this issue of Math in the News we look at box office hits and misses from Disney. The House of Blockbosters every now and then misfires. It's useful to analyze box office data to see what we can learn from the hits and misses. 

Math in the News: Issue 94--Winter's Impact on Florida's Orange Crop Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 116: The 2021 Olympics

Math in the News: Issue 116: The 2021 Olympics

August 2021. In this issue of Math in the News we look at various charts and statistics about the Tokyo Olympics. Students are shown a series of charts and are then asked questions to encourage them to analyze the data. This is an excellent back-to-school activity with the focus on real-world data.

Math in the News: Issue 116: The 2021 Olympics Data Analysis

Math in the News: The Spread of the Corona Virus

Math in the News: The Spread of the Corona Virus

In this issue of Math in the News, we explore exponential models using data for the Corona Virus. This is a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, but online is provided as a Google Slide Show. This includes graphing calculator activities for the TI-Nspire and Desmos.

Math in the News: The Spread of the Corona Virus Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Math in the News: Issue 79--The End of an Era?

Math in the News: Issue 79--The End of an Era?

September 2013. In this issue we take a second look at Blackberry's financial woes. This is a follow-up report from Issue 52, where we looked at the company's revenue problems. Here we examine its final fate.

Math in the News: Issue 79--The End of an Era? Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 90--America's Candy Crush

Math in the News: Issue 90--America's Candy Crush

February 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we look at economic data around Valentine's Day purchases. We look at data in tables and graphs and try to account for trends in the data.

Math in the News: Issue 90--America's Candy Crush Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 80--A Season for the Ages

Math in the News: Issue 80--A Season for the Ages

October 2013. In this issue we follow Peyton Manning's extraordinary season with the Denver Broncos. This is a follow-up from Issue 51. This is an excellent opportunity to look at different data graphs, including box-and-whisker plots, bar graphs, and tabular data.

Math in the News: Issue 80--A Season for the Ages Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 81--The Growth of America

Math in the News: Issue 81--The Growth of America

October 2013. In this issue we look at how America has grown from its formation as a country. We look at the increase in the number of states, the increase in the population, and the demographic factors that have become prominent in recent years. We look at data in tables and graphs.

Math in the News: Issue 81--The Growth of America Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 82--Halloween Stats

Math in the News: Issue 82--Halloween Stats

October 2013. In this issue we look at statistics related to Halloween 2013. We explore how the economy is affecting holiday spending. We also investigate why Halloween has grown in popularity over the years.

Math in the News: Issue 82--Halloween Stats Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 83--Super Typhoon Haiyan

Math in the News: Issue 83--Super Typhoon Haiyan

November 2013. In this issue of Math in the News we look at Typhoon Haiyan to learn to distinguish between typhoons and hurricanes. This creates an opportunity to use Venn Diagrams as a means of classifying information.

Math in the News: Issue 83--Super Typhoon Haiyan Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 84--Comet ISON Approaches

Math in the News: Issue 84--Comet ISON Approaches

November 2013. In this issue of Math in the News we look at the arrival of Comet ISON, scheduled for arrival in late November 2013. We model the trajectory of the comet using a parabolic model.

Math in the News: Issue 84--Comet ISON Approaches Applications of Quadratic Functions

Math in the News: Issue 88--Examining the Polar Vortex

Math in the News: Issue 88--Examining the Polar Vortex

January 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we examine the Polar Vortex. We examine the physics of the cyclonic winds that make up the Polar Vortex and under what conditions the current expansion of Arctic weather affects a large part of the United States.

Math in the News: Issue 88--Examining the Polar Vortex Applications of Circles

Math in the News: Issue 97--The Washington Monument: Repaired

Math in the News: Issue 97--The Washington Monument: Repaired

July 2015. This Math in the News explores the construction of the iconic landmark the Washington Monument and its recent renovations due to the 2011 earthquake. Students will be able to convert dollar values based on inflation and determine the combined expense of the Washington Monument between construction and recent renovations.

Math in the News: Issue 97--The Washington Monument: Repaired Numerical Expressions and Variable Expressions

Math in the News: Issue 89--Who Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII?

Math in the News: Issue 89--Who Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII?

January 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we look at football statistics to examine who stands the best chance of winning Super Bowl XLVIII. This is an excellent opportunity for data analysis.

Math in the News: Issue 89--Who Will Win Super Bowl XLVIII? Data Analysis

Math in the News: Issue 85--2013 Movies: A Year in Review

Math in the News: Issue 85--2013 Movies: A Year in Review

January 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we look at box office data from 2013. We look for patterns in the data and analyze the data using different data displays, including bar graphs, line graphs, scatterplot, and tables. This provides an excellent opportunity for data analysis.

Math in the News: Issue 85--2013 Movies: A Year in Review Data Analysis