What is this holiday about? Are we celebrating the start of school? New cars? The end of summer?
In this short activity, students learn about the intended meaning of Labor Day as they read about its origin. For the mathematical part, they look for patterns in the history of Labor Day dates. Students then use those observed patterns to predict future dates of the holiday.
The activity: LaborDay2019.pdf
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions.
Common Core State Standards Correlation: MP1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them, MP2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively, MP7. Look for and make use of structure, MP8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.