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The Make It Real Learning Arithmetic II workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively analyzed using arithmetic concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, statistics, large and small numbers. This book suits best grades 47.
From working with iPad sales numbers to calculating currency exchanges and baseball statistics, learners get to use basic math skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Nostalgic Candy, Apple iPads, price of gasoline, currency exchange, baseball statistics), 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 realworld 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 classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout 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.
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

Buying Candy: Finding Unit Cost 
Multiply and add decimals to find the total price from the unit price Find averages 
Buying Candy #2: Finding Unit Cost 
Multiply and add decimals to find the total price from the unit price Find averages 
Buying Candy #3: Finding Unit Cost  Problem solving & decision making 
Major League Baseball Contract: Working with Large Numbers 
Working with large numbers (millions) Use division with large numbers 
iPad Sales: Working with Sales Numbers 
Read and write large numbers Add and subtract large numbers Use division with large numbers Find cost per unit and total revenue 
How Many Ants? Working with Large and Small Numbers 
Using small and large numbers together in a problem Working with measuring units (pound, mile, millimeter) 
Planning a Trip: Working on a Budget for a Trip  Calculating various costs of a trip including fuel cost, hotels, and meals 
Let Us Count the Ways: Working with License Plate Combinations  Finding all the possibilities using multiplication counting principle 
Currency Exchange: Working with Foreign Currency Exchange  Calculating money amounts in foreign currencies when the exchange rate is given. 
Baseball Mathematics: Working with Statistics 
Calculating batting average Calculating on base percentage (OBP) Calculating slugging percentage (SLG) Calculating earned run average (ERA) 
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Samples from Activity Library, Volume I
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Sample of States by the Numbers series: North Dakota
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