<%3fxml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"%3f> The North Carolina Partnership for Improving Mathematics and Science - October 2006 6-8 Activity
Monday, July 21 2008  
Home arrow SE/PI Parents' Corner arrow October 2006 6-8 Activity
Main Menu
General Information
Program Areas
SE/PI Parents' Corner
Contact Us
Latest Events
No events

October 2006 6-8 Activity Print E-mail
Written by Lori Stancill   
Tuesday, 19 September 2006


In October 1957 Sputnik I was the first artificial satellite launched, marking the beginning of the Space Age.  If you were able to take a month long trip to orbit the Earth, calculate how much food you would need for the trip.  You should eat three meals a day and each meal must weigh 5 pounds or less.  Assign values to your food choices and be smart about your consumption.  What was the total weight for all of your food%3f  What if you had a fellow astronaut with you but they only ate 3/4 of the food you consumed.  How much would their food weigh%3f  Did your menu choices have any connection to the amount of food you could carry%3f

Carson Dellosa, 2000


Where’s the Math%3f

q       Estimation

q       Fractions

q       Measurement-weight

q       Composing and decomposing numbers

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 December 2006 )
< Prev   Next >

Events Calendar
« < July 2008 > »
29 30 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
Special Feature
Facilitator White Papers


NC-PIMS Facilitators examine an array of topics and challenges within contemporary Mathematics Education and strategies for providing quality mathematics professional development to educators.

Click here to explore the Facilitator White Papers. 

NC-PIMS is a comprehensive partnership initiative awarded to the University of North Carolina General Administration by the National Science Foundation, Award No. EHR-0226877 and the US Department of Education, Award No. S366A020001. Opinions expressed within the website are those of the contributors and not necessarily those of UNC-GA, the NSF or the US DOE.

© 2008 The North Carolina Partnership for Improving Mathematics and Science
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.