Veterans Day 2018

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As Veterans Day approaches, let your students learn about and appreciate the meaning of the day by analyzing the powerful data that we’ve supplied.

Students can use our numbers to create questions for their classmates … questions that can emphasize the tremendous gift of all those who have served in our armed forces.

Debt and deficit

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The growing deficits of our government and accumulated debt are constantly in the news. Allow your students to investigate these concepts and their causes with this timely activity.

The activity involves reading charts, making comparisons, computing percents and analyzing trends to let students's and their families more clearly understand these issues.

Halloween ideas (12 13 tasks)

One more - Operation Gratitude - Halloween Candy Buy Back - Dentists often offer $1.00 per pound for non-opened Halloween candy. The candy is donated to Operation Gratitude which gives thank you gifts to soldiers and first responders.  Is this a good deal for kids?

az_vampire_batVampire bats - We've found lots of interesting metric and customary unit facts about Vampire bats and asked students to relate those facts to measurements that they are familiar with.

Collecting the most candy

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Use your student’s Halloween enthusiasm to do a study on volumes.  We’ve created an activity that asks students to calculate the volume of candy containers that are silly and intriguing.  Skip the cone and the sphere to make this activity more useful for 5th or 6th graders or include the whole activity to challenge with a little bit of percent work.