7 Ways to Connect Math to Current Events

7 Ways to Connect Math to Current Events
Current events can be springboards for math questions. 
Was there a significant weather event? Was there an election? Who won a sports game? Did anyone set a record or win a prize? Students are more engaged with math when it is related to a real event or a specific person or group.
 
The ideas in this post can be adapted for almost any event. We'll take a look 7 general ways to connect an event to math, and look at specific examples and questions.
1. Date or Time of Event
2. Age of a Person Involved
3. Location or Distance
4. Travel Time
5. Attendance or Population
6. Additive Comparison to Related Data
7. Multiplicative Comparison to Related Data
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