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Relevant-to-real-life word problems get students to make calculations based on real data that includes decimals, percentages, and ratios. Challenging yet engaging!
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Students make calculations using ratios, percentages, and decimals regarding consumer spending, Halloween trends, interesting facts about pumpkins, and more. Questions often involve dollar amounts sometimes in the million and billion dollar range. Very engaging relevant-to-real-life word problems!
Includes a section on planning a Thanksgiving Dinner and a section on interesting historical facts about the holiday, so it is like 2 lessons in 1. Can be used over the course of 2 days before Thanksgiving. These relevant-to-real-life word problems get students to calculate decimals, percents, and ratios in the planning of a Thanksgiving Dinner party and as they relate to interesting historical facts & current consumer trends.
Relevant-to-real-life word problems get students to convert measurements in the world's largest pumpkin pie, Thanksgiving recipes, pounds of turkey, miles that people travel during the holiday, temperature to cook turkey, etc. This is more than just calculations though; this is critical thinking! A unit conversion chart is included. Conversions include weight and mass, length and distance, volume, temperature, etc.
Based on real data about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and consumer spending trends over the holiday season. Relevant-to-real-life word problems get students to calculate decimals, percents, and ratios regarding Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, consumer spending and trends, interesting facts -- all based on real data! Questions often involve dollar amounts sometimes in the million and billion dollar range.
Although not a winter holiday, winter sports are very much a part of the holiday season. These Relevant-to-real-life word problems get students to compute with decimals to the thousandths place and convert seconds and minutes. Students will read interesting, relevant information about various sports in the Winter Olympic Games and will use actual, real-life data to problem solve. Students will add and subtract numbers with decimals to the thousandths place, convert seconds to minutes, and convert metric units (such as kilometer to mile). Based on real data!