Lunar New Year, 2018

Year of the wood dog

Lunar New Year begins on Friday, February 16th. This will be the year of the Wood Dog.  The year name is a combination of 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches creating a sequence of year names that eventually repeat.

Students explore the least common multiple of two cycles without ever hearing the term LCM.  They become a little more aware of Chinese culture and the major significance of this annual event, while they “do the math”.


CCSS: 6.NS.4, 7.SP.8, S-CP

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lunar-new-year2018.docx       lunar-new-year2018-solution.pdf


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