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Math Minute Answers - Week 6

Congratulations to Carol, our final winner of the Math Minute Adopt-a-Microbe T-shirt contest! Enjoy your t-shirt. And a big thanks to all the math geeks who followed along with us during the expedition and learned how much math goes into everyday activities here on the JR. I'd like to give a shout-out to our one eager calculator who submitted answers for all 6 weeks...the grand slam of math! Way to go Paolina! These math questions and answers will be available here on the JR blog if you would like to use them in your classrooms in the future.

JOIDES Resolution Playing Cards

They're here!  These JOIDES Resolution playing cards depict images from the JOIDES Resolution drill ship, and can be used in a variety of different ways. There are four groups of cards: People, Places, Drilling, and Recreation, and each group has eight pairs of images. In addition, there is one card without a match.

Math Minute Answers - Week 5

Congratulations to Alex, the winner of last week's Math Minute! Enjoy your Adopt-a-Microbe t-shirt! One more week left to win that t-shirt. Pass it on to your classes, your kids, your friends. You can show off your cool new t-shirt when you win!

Math Minute Answers - Week 4

Congratulations to Paolina, the winner of last week's math minute and soon-to-be recipient of a limited-edition Adopt-a-Microbe T-shirt! Thanks to all who submitted their answers this week. There are still two more chances to win, so keep calculating! Here are the answers to last week's questions:

Math Minute Answers - Week 3

Congratulations to Brittany, the winner of last week’s Math Minute. Enjoy your Adopt-a-Microbe T-shirt! Here are the answers to last week’s questions. Monday’s question is up on the expedition page, so if you didn’t win last week, keep calculating!

Imagining Deep-Sea Drilling

In this activity that combines math and art, students will learn about the process of deep-sea drilling by making their own reentry cone and simulating drilling activities. Students can color and construct their own reentry cone using the pattern provided, then use scale ratios to calculate drilling distances and measurements.

Math Minute Answers - Week 2

Thanks to everyone who submitted answers for last week's minutes. Congratulations to the winner, Phillip, who was chosen by random number from the submissions. Lots more math to come, so if you didn’t win this week, keep calculating!

Math Minute Answers - Week 1

Thanks to everyone who submitted answers for last week's minutes. Congratulations to the winner, Brant, who was chosen by random number from the submissions. There certainly is a lot of math going on here daily on the JR, so don't worry, there'll be another chance to win a T-shirt this week! Monday's question is already posted on the expedition page. Here are the answers to last week's questions.

Safety Onboard the JR

There are certain safety practices that go along with being on a drilling vessel like the JOIDES Resolution, and communication of these practices to all who are on board is essential for a safe, incident-free voyage. Emergencies can happen and when they do, everyone needs to get help as fast as they can.

Noon Shadows Follow-up

So, the equinox activity didn’t turn out quite as I would have expected, but it was fun to be outside on the top deck in the sun and the wind, so I’d say it was a success!

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