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53 Miles per Burrito

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In this engineering, math, and sustainability project students answer the question, “Can I ride 53 miles on a bike from the energy of a single burrito?” They must define their variables, collect and analyze their data, and present their results. By the end of this project, developed by Allen Distinguished Educator Mike Wierusz, students should have all the information they need to design a burrito that would provide them with the exact caloric content necessary to ride 53 miles.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

3.NF Snow Day

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This is a task from the Illustrative Mathematics website that is one part of a complete illustration of the standard to which it is aligned. Each task has at least one solution and some commentary that addresses important asects of the task and its potential use. Here are the first few lines of the commentary for this task: Alec and Felix are brothers who go to different schools. The school day is just as long at Felix' school as at Alec's school. At Felix' school, there a...

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Illustrative Mathematics

2-Digit Array Multiplication

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Students will explore a conceptual approach to multiplying two 2-digit numbers. Students will create, explore, describe, and record arrays built with place value pieces. The lesson supplies the understanding that will make multiplying multi-digit numbers easy to do.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Those Pesky Remainders

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Students will understand how to interpret the remainder in a division problem. Real world problems are presented in a PowerPoint so students may visualize situations and discover the four treatments of a remainder.

Material Type: Lesson Plan