Here is a Mother's Day Infographic from 2012. We have blacked out the estimated amount spent each year for Mother's Day. Use the Mother's Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother's Day.
There's a lot to consider and that's exactly what we hope you will get your students to do.
For what is money spent?
For whom is money spent?
What is a low guess?
What is a high guess? ...
Ask students to list information that they might need and let them wrestle with the various questions before you offer some useful pieces of information.
Student activity: How_much_does_America_spend_for_Mother’s_Day.pdf
Helpful information for teachers: Useful information about Mother’s Day
CCSS: 5.NBT.5 , 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, HSS.IC , MP.1 , MP.2
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.
you could use our previous activity which is more traditional and has good questions about averages, percents,and large numbers as students analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending. Teachers could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity.
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