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Fruit Snacks: Working with Averages
The Make It Real Learning Arithmetic I workbook focuses on realworld 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 36.
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 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.
The mathematical objectives of the activities fall within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Activity Title  Mathematical 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 
Add whole numbers 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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