Combinations & Permutations: try the worlds largest menu how many ways can you build a burger, how long to try each one?
Compounding: are the prices at in-n-out burger the same as in 1948: some images to figure it out
Exponential Equations: Domino Skyscraper – you must watch this video that in itself is enough to make for an interesting class
Proportions/Unit Conversions: using a clip of Denzel Washington reciting the bible in the movie: The Story of Eli
Proportions & Measurement: How tall is Yertle the Turtle
Long Division in”The Amazing Race”: The videos and explanation
Volume – high end – Pyramid of Pennies: http://mrmeyer.com/threeacts/pyramidofpennies/
Can you hold a billion nickels (based on a clip from parks and rec)
exponential growth: passing a cold through handshakes – fun little video to get the problem started
Coins: an image how many of each type of coin makes $256.77?
Link to dozens of amazing inquiry based problem from real life – one of my favorite the number of pushups bucky (Wisconsin) the badger did when playing against Indiana – news footage included – just download the zip files from Dan Meyer’s Site
Link to Photos that lend themselves to great math problems: Problem Pictutes
Adding Logarithms: a bit slow but makes the whole process crystal clear
Interactive – amazing number of activities & applets
Power of Ten: a very common but interesting and useful video to remind students of what those negative exponents really mean. It is also useful for foundation math students to better understand large and small numbers.
Exponential Growth Applet (can also see example of logistic growth): Fish Population
Math War: flash cards for multiplying integers (word document)