Bruce Burkhart, February 2017

Posted: 2/1/2017



  • A shot is given only to pigs if they are sick.  Just like you get medicine when you are sick, the pigs do as well to help them feel better. 

Discussion Question: 


Teacher Resource:  If kids have down time or to send home with them.


4.OA.3 Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

  • Bruce told us his pigs were 55 days old and that they weighed 35 pounds.  If a pig weighs 3 pounds when it’s born, how much on average do they gain each day during this stage of life?