This product is a U.S. history math trail about the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. It includes information about the origins of the town of Gettysburg, the colliding of the two armies, important parts of the battle, the generals from both sides, the creation of the first national battlefield cemetery, Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and what happened to the town after the battle.
What is a virtual math trail? Through the use of pictures students discover the story behind a particular place, person, or event in history and dig deeply into the math concepts and problems that can be developed or posed from the pictures. Each math trail contains a PowerPoint presentation with pictures, detailed slide information in a pdf file telling the history behind the pictures and information to help your students discover the world from within the walls of your classroom, a student work page, and a choice of 40 different math problems in a variety of levels for grades 4-5. Math problems are organized by grade level allowing you to pick the problems that best fit your students’ needs. Each problem comes in a full-page format and a task card format.
Download includes a zipped file with a PowerPoint presentation and a pdf file containing historical information and math problems for grades 4-5.
Original math trail idea from: Schad, Brian D. Exploring with Math Trails: Using Pictures to Expand Student Awareness of the World. NCTM: Illuminations: Resources for Teaching Math, 2015.
Other math trails available:
US History Math Trail: The Boston Freedom Trail
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