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Make It Real Learning Arithmetic I workbook

46 pages
(10 activities)

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Fruit Snacks: Working with Averages

Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Arithmetic I workbook focuses on real-world situations that may be effectively analyzed using arithmetic concepts such as addition, subtraction, estimation, division, bar graphs, and place value with large numbers. This book suits best grades 3-6.

From figuring out how to determine the difference between the populations of two countries to analyzing the number of visitors to a website, learners get to use basic math skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Webkinz, Australia, South Africa, sharing snacks, borrowing money), not just "realistic" data.

The workbook includes 10 activities focused on helping learners master the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (www.corestandards.org). Each workbook activity focuses on making sense of mathematics in a real-world context. Mastering mathematics means more than memorizing procedures. Learners need to discover how to think critically and use mathematics as a tool to better understand the world.

There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and class-wide discussions.

As a ready-resource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely worked-out solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.

The mathematical objectives of the activities fall within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

The PDF for this book is enabled for annotation. This means that if you prefer, your student can fill it in on the computer, using the typewriter and drawing tools in Acrobat Reader version 9 or greater.

Arithmetic I Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Australia by the Numbers: Working with
Number and Place Value
Convert numbers in words into numbers in digits and vice versa
Identify the place value of a given digit
Round numbers
Borrowing Money:
Working with Negative Integers
Add and subtract positive and negative integers
Interpret the practical meaning of sums and differences of integers
Caring for Pets:
Estimating by Rounding
Round numbers
Estimate the difference of two numbers
Estimate the product of two numbers
Coins in the United States:
Working with Money
Convert dollars to cents
Determine which of two sums has greater value
Country Populations:
Using Bar Graphs
Read data values from a bar graph
Round numbers to the nearest whole number
Calculate the difference between two whole numbers
Calculate the sum of two whole numbers
Fruit Snacks:
Working with Averages
Find the average of a set of numbers
Predict unknown results based on averages
Sharing Snacks:
Dividing Whole Numbers
Divide a given number of items equally between a given number of groups
Use long division
Interpret the practical meaning of a fraction
Sharing Snacks #2:
Dividing Whole Numbers
Use long division
Interpret the practical meaning of a fraction
Factor an integer into its prime factors
Convert a percent into a fraction
Determine the practical meaning of quotients and remainders
South Africa by the Numbers: Working
with Number and Place Value
Convert numbers in words into numbers in digits and vice versa
Convert numbers in words into numbers in digits
Convert numbers in digits into numbers in words
Identify the place value of a given digit
Round numbers
Find the difference of two whole numbers
Website Visitors:
Using Bar Graphs
Read data values from a bar graph
Round numbers to the nearest integer
Calculate the sum and difference of two whole numbers

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