In prealgebra, I challenged students to use their knowledge of ratio to create colored water solutions of different volumes which all had exactly the same shade of greenness as my target solution.
In algebra, we simulated Aesop's fable "The Crow and the Pitcher", dropping cubes into a graduated cylinder and recording the incremental changes in the water level.
The week before winter break got a little hectic with the celebrating, gift-giving, and the last math quizzes of the calendar year. My students and colleagues were very generous, and it was fun to participate in two different circles of "Secret Snowman".
Which of these gifts would be your favorite? The juggling oranges, the wind-up zombie, or the purple unicorn clock that was part of the White Elephant exchange?