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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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Cost of Tuition at a Public University in Ohio Compared with Potential Minimum Wage Earnings, 1981 – 2020

How does the cost of tuition at a public university in Ohio compare with what a student might earn working a minimum wage job? How has this relationship changed over time? 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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Population of the New England Colonies

How many people were living in New England between 1620 and 1750? How do the demographics break down by race? What can we deduce from the shifts in population? 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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Twitter’s Top Emojis Over the Course of 2020

What were the most popular emojis of 2020, and why did it change over the course of the year? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.