Updated for 2017!
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.
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