Triple Crown possibilities, 2015


Victor Espinoza riding American Pharoah

American Pharaoh won the Triple Crown !!!

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

American Pharaoh has now won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness horse races. Will he win on June 6th at the Belmont stakes race and be the first Triple Crown winner since 1975?  Affirmed was the last horse to win this title. It’s been a long time.

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-crown2015.docx          triple-crown2015-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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