Year of the Metal Rat
Lunar New Year begins on Saturday, January 25th. This will be the year of the Metal Rat. 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 explore some of Chinese culture and understand major significance of this annual event, while they “do the math”.
CCSS: 6.NS.4, 7.SP.8, S-CP
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