The History Hacker is claiming to be the first pilot to have ever flown around the whole world, but the Learning League knows it's not true! In order to uncover the real pilot who earned that title, they'll have to dig into history. It’s up to you and the League to solve the clues by solving math problems and narrow down who the true pilot is. This Math Adventure will keep your classroom explorers engaged and working hard on math skills, while learning some social studies!
Included in this Math Adventure:
-5 Pilot Fact Posters
-5 Airplane History Posters
-5 Google Slides with a total of 39 math problems
--------------->Amelia Earhart: Adding & Subtracting Thousandths
--------------->Bessie Coleman: Decimals in Expanded Form (Thousandths)
--------------->Chuck Yeager: Area & Perimeter Word Problems
--------------->Wright Brothers: Reading Coordinate Planes
--------------->Wiley Post: Divide Fractions by Whole Numbers
Copy of 5 Google Slides for customization
-QR Code Posters
-Task Cards Option
Three tracks for this activity:
1. Use mystery booklet and QR codes to access Google Slides in order to get to math problems.
OR 2. Print task cards with math problems.
OR 3. Go entirely digital with Slides.
COMMON CORE STANDARDS:
5.NBT.A3a, 5.NBT.B7, 5.G.A1, 5.NF.B4b, 5.NF.B7a
5.2A, 5.3B, 5.3J, 5.3K, 5.8A
This activity is low prep (just print booklets for each student, 5 posters, and 5 QR codes), and it takes students somewhere between 45 minutes and 90 minutes. The Writing Challenge is there for those early finishers!!
Make these problems more accessible or more challenging for your classroom by making your own Google Slides copy.
AWESOME PRODUCT FOR DECEMBER:
These skills are best practiced in the middle of the year, and December 17 happens to be Wright Brothers Day!!
UPDATED WITH 100% DIGITAL OPTION:
Great for online and paperless classrooms, as well as classes with 1:1 laptops! Watch this video to see how it works. (If you're 1:1 with iPads, the original way works best.)
GREAT FOR SUB PLANS!!
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February Learning League Adventure Bundle (COMING SOON)
March Learning League Adventure Bundle (COMING SOON)
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