Triple Crown possibilities, 2015

Updated for 2017!


Victor Espinoza riding American Pharoah

American Pharaoh was the first horse to win not only the Triple Crown but also the Breeder's Cup race = Grand Slam!  Never done before.

Involve your students in this soon-to-be event while reviewing fractions, calculating miles per hour and miles per minute of horse racing, and learning about the measures of “hands” and “furlongs”.

A lot of CCSS are addressed in this task.  This is a very "number operations" heavy lesson full of rational number operations and conversions, see CCSS below.


For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.

triple-crown2017.docx          triple-crown2017-solution.pdf

  CCSS: 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 5.MD.1, 5.NF.1, 5.NF.7, 5.NBT.7, 6.NS.3, 6.RP.3, 7.NS.3


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