Mother's Day by the numbers - Mother's Day is right around the corner and this means big business for the greeting card and floral industries. Let your students practice averages, percents, and large numbers while they analyze the statistics on Mother's Day spending. You could even ask students to do their calculations in scientific notation to add an extra dimension to this activity. Enjoy!

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CCSS: 6.RP, 6.SP, 7.RP, 7.SP

How much do we spend on Mother's Day - Use the Mother's Day event to engage your students in approximating, reasoning, and investigating as students estimate how much is spent in the United States for Mother's Day.

- For what is money spent?
- For whom is money spent?
- What is a low guess?
- What is a high guess?
- What facts would you like to know?