Though the students thought it silly, there was something about this tree that made the concept of slope really stick with my students.
I can't tell you how many times over the next month that we continued to reference this tree.
Weeks later, when you mention that they should look at the Christmas tree on their foldable, they will proceed to show you the Christmas tree they drew and ask how that will help them with their current math problem.
There are several great ski resorts near Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Most are a little over 100 miles from the city, which makes it easy to take a day trip.
If you prefer a longer stay, most of these ski areas have excellent places to stay, dine, and explore.
At 141 miles, this world-class resort is a bit of a hike from Colorado Springs at about a two and a half hour drive (depending on weather).