Horse crazy kids practice their understanding of Number and Operations in Base Ten at the Keeneland Yearling Sale in Kentucky. A review of telling time on a 24-hour clock makes sure they know what time the auction starts. Each horse is assigned a ‘hip number’. Learning how to read the ‘Books’ tells learners on which day a horse will be up for auction. Prices for horses can run into the millions! Math from the real-world of horses. For horse crazy kids the motivation to learn is built in.
3.MD.A.1 – Read clocks and write times
4.OA.A.2 – Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems
4.NBT.A.2 – word names for numbers; expanded form; compare numbers up to one billion; Addition patterns over increasing place values
4.MD.B – Represent and interpret data
5.NBT.B.7 – add and subtract money: word problems