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46 pages
(10 activities)

# Introduction

The Make It Real Learning Arithmetic II workbook focuses on real-world 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 4-7.

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 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.

## Arithmetic II Activity List

Activity TitleMathematical Objectives
Finding Unit Cost
Multiply and add decimals to find the total price from the unit price
Find averages
Finding Unit Cost
Multiply and add decimals to find the total price from the unit price
Find averages
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
Working with Sales 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:
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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