Reflection: Real World Applications Metro Math - Section 1: Opener


Something that seems mundane to an adult (riding the subway) can be very exciting to a child.  I still remember how much I loved riding in on the train or subway from the suburbs to the city of Boston.  In this lesson, they don't have the fun of the ride (though if I lived in a city, I would attach a mini-field trip to this lesson, for sure) but they still get to explore what, for many of them, is unusual content.  For those children who live in the city and are more accustomed to public transportation, this is a practical lesson that will be immediately applicable to their day-to-day life.  They may not be doing jumping jacks on the subway, but it's very possible they may want to play a game or share a device.

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Metro Math

Unit 15: Solving Mult-Step Word Problems Using the Four Operations
Lesson 3 of 6

Objective: SWBAT solve problems related to route finding, elapsed time, and the four operations.

Big Idea: Solve math word problems based on traveling on the Metro in Washington, D.C.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Word Problem, Operations
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