November 23rd, 2022

Middle School Resource: Snow Day- Get the Word Out!

Middle School Resource

Snow Day- Get the Word Out!


Students will construct a system, using basic mathematical computations that will notify students of a snow day.


  • Teacher introduces the task of designing a system for informing all of the students in class of a snow day in a timely manner.
  • Students are divided into groups to work.
  • Each group brainstorms ideas and methods to accomplish the task.
  • Students design various phone trees (diagrams) or other means, using mathematical computations to complete the task in the fewest possible steps.
  • Groups create displays of their plans and present them to the class.
  • Class discusses the merits of each of the plans.

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