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Cost of Minting US Coins: Pennies, nickels cost more than their face value

Pennies and nickels cost more to produce than their face value! How much more? (Includes a follow-up task about calculating how much it costs to make a dollar's worth of each coin) Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.

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The Deadliest Weather: Fatalities Due to Extreme Weather in the US (2018)

What are the deadliest weather vents in the US? And why is 'wind' separate from 'hurricanes' and 'tornadoes'? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.

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How Much Governments Spend on Childcare for Toddlers

How much do different governments pay for childcare? (Focuses on European governments, but also includes a few others.) The US is an outlier... but by how much? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.

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Prize-Winning Pumpkin Weights

How big are the world's largest pumpkins? What accounts for the rapid growth in size for years? Have we finally peaked with how big we can grow pumpkins? Go inside the world of competitive pumpkin growing... Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.

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Share of American Adults who Identify as LGBTQ+

5.6% of US Adults identify as LGBTQ+. However, the percentage of adults looks very different depending on your generation: from baby boomers to Gen Z, how do these trends look over time? What do we think this data means? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.