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Arithmetic I


"When am I ever going to use this?"

It is a question that has plagued math teachers for decades. Now you can answer the question!

The Make It Real Learning Arithmetic I collection contains 10 real-world math activities that demonstrate everyday applications of mathematics. From Australia by the Numbers: Working with Number and Place Value to Sharing Snacks #2: Dividing Whole Numbers, the activities provide learners with valuable life skills in addition to mathematical understanding. Rest assured that each activity integrates real world information not just "realistic" data.


Arithmetic I Activity Titles

  1. Australia by the Numbers: Working with Number and Place Value
  2. Borrowing Money: Working with Negative Integers
  3. Caring for Pets: Estimating by Rounding
  4. Coins in the United States: Working with Money
  5. Country Populations: Using Bar Graphs
  6. Fruit Snacks: Working with Averages
  7. Sharing Snacks: Dividing Whole Numbers
  8. Sharing Snacks #2: Dividing Whole Numbers
  9. South Africa by the Numbers: Working with Number and Place Value
  10. Website Visitors: Using Bar Graphs

Standards targeted: Number and Operations, Measurement, Data Analysis and Probability

Grade Levels: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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