Bob Olsen, a 5th/6th grade math teacher from Illinois, sent us this great activity. Students study a map of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, describe, measure, hypothesize why this route was chosen and give an equivalent distance route. Then they calculate how long each band will be marching and what time they will arrive at the finish. Students even approximate the volume of the giant Kermit balloon. Very fun and very timely and lots of Common Core standards are addressed here:
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.