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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