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Presidents’ Day Math

February 18, 2014

Presidents’ Day Math

Many of you have this week off for February vacation. Within this week, we celebrate the birthdays of presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Today, we celebrate by sharing some presidential math lessons.

How old would Washington and Lincoln be today? Pretty old, but how old were they when they took office? Master Teacher Michelle Schade’s lesson Line Plot Activity uses the ages of presidents when they were inaugurated to teach students how to read data in a line plot. This lesson is aligned with Common Core standard 6.SP.B.5 and Math Practice standards 1-4 and 6. You can find more of Michelle’s math lessons here on CC.BetterLesson. Michelle teaches Grade 6 Math at Indian Trail Middle School in Plainfield, Illinois.

Washington and Lincoln earned money before they were on the money. (Literally – on the money!) In this Algebra lesson taught by Master Teacher James Bialasik, students use step functions to model presidential salaries. This lesson is aligned with Common Core standards HSF-IF.A.1, HSF-IF.A.2, HSF-IF.B.5 and HSF-BF.B as well as Math Practice standards 1-4 and 7. James teaches Algebra at Sweet Home Senior High School in Amherst, NY. You can find the rest of his lessons here on CC.BetterLesson.

From → Common Core, Math

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