# Content Showcase: Math in the News

## Look at current events through the lens of math. Our Math in the News presents real-world math in downloadable PowerPoint formats to easily incorporate into your lessons.

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## Math in the News: The Spread of the Corona Virus

### In this issue of Math in the News, we explore exponential models using data for the Corona Virus. This is a downloadable PowerPoint presentation, but online is provided as a Google Slide Show. This includes graphing calculator activities for the TI-Nspire and Desmos. Note: The download is the PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

## Math in the News: Issue 72--Box Office Flop!

### August 2013. In this issue we analyze why the movie the Lone Ranger is considered a box office flop, even though it has earned nearly \$100 million. We analyze box office data. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Data Analysis, Sequences

## Math in the News: Issue 88--Examining the Polar Vortex

### January 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we examine the Polar Vortex. We examine the physics of the cyclonic winds that make up the Polar Vortex and under what conditions the current expansion of Arctic weather affects a large part of the United States. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Circles

Data Analysis

## Math in the News: Issue 73--County Fairs and Funnel Cakes

### August 2013. In this issue we look at the geometry of funnel cakes. You'll like the sweet results. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Surface Area, Volume

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

## Math in the News: Issue 106--A Box Office Monster!

### July 2015. In this issue of Math in the News we analyze the amazing box office success of the recently released Jurassic World. This provides an excellent application of data analysis and linear equations. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Linear Functions, Standard Form, Data Analysis

Data Analysis

## Math in the News: Issue 107--Thanksgiving Temps

### November 2015. In this issue of Math in the News we explore logarithmic functions to model the thawing of frozen turkeys. We look at USDA guidelines to determine data points and use a graphing calculator to create mathematical models. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

## Math in the News: Issue 76--Back to the Moon!

### September 2013. In this issue we look at NASA's newest Moon mission, the LADEE robotic probe. It becomes an opportunity to explore linear and logarithmic equations used in rocketry. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions, Applications of Linear Functions

## Math in the News: Issue 92--How Netflix Is Changing Media

### February 2014. In this issue of Math in the News we look at the dramatic growth in subscribers for Netflix. We calculate the rate of growth. We also explore how companies like Netflix are changing the viewing habits of all Americans. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

## Math in the News: Issue 108--Star Wars: The Box Office Awakens!

### January 2016. In this issue of Math in the News we explore the dramatic box office returns of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It provides an excellent opportunity to apply concepts of linear systems. Note: The download is a PPT. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Applications of Linear Systems, Data Analysis

## Math in the News: Issue 77--Voyager Breaks Free

### September 2013. In this issue we look at Voyager 1's amazing milestone: Leaving our Solar System and entering interstellar space. This provides an excellent opportunity to explore large numbers using scientific notation. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Numerical Expressions, Variable Expressions

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

## Math in the News: Issue 78--Salvaging the Costa Concordia

### September 2013. In this issue we look at the impressive engineering effort in raising the Costa Concordia, a cruise ship that sank off the Italian coast. This provides an opportunity to study vectors in the context of physics. Note: The download is a PPT file. To see all the issues of Math in the News, click on this link.

Surface Area, Volume

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Analysis

Data Analysis