I love collecting links to articles with fun math applications. Here are three of my recent favorites.

# Data

## Math Data: Living In Vegas, Working In San Francisco

Is it cheaper to live in Vegas and commute to work in San Francisco? This article says so, and it’s a perfect base for a meaningful math project.

## Are you using Wolfram Alpha for math data?

Intriguing, authentic data can make or break a math project. I keep a list of bookmarks to surprising data I’ve found around the web. But what if you know what data you want to find? Sure, you could Google it, but an even better source is Wolfram Alpha, especially if you’d like to work with […]

## Math Project: Shrinking Airline Seats

What kind of math project could you build based on the shrinking dimensions of seats on the Boeing 777?

## iPods, Apple Stock, & Authentic Math

Entice your gifted mathematicians with real world data and an authentic problem such as: “Let’s say that instead of buying the original iPod, you spent the same amount of money on Apple stock. How much would that stock be worth now?”

## 33 Places To Find Authentic Data

As a teacher of gifted students, I know that abstract drill and kill only works for so long. I’ve got to get my students working with math in a more interesting context. Nothing brings a math problem alive like putting it into a real world context. Here are 33 fantastic places to grab data for your students to practice with.