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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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Baseball: Exit Velocity as a Measure of Hitting Potential

In 2015, MLB started measuring player's "exit velocity" as a way to predict power hitters. What is this stat, and how does it work? 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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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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2019 National School Climate Survey: Experiences of LGBTQ+ Youth in Our Nation’s Schools

GLSEN's 2019 National School Climate survey investigated the safety of LGBTQ+ Youth in American schools. What did the survey reveal? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.

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Homelessness Among US Veterans and the Impact of Targeted Voucher Programs

How did the US government address the major issues of homelessness amongst its military veterans? ...and what's happening now? Click to access the slide deck, and learn more about math & content connections.