# Bruce Burkhart, October 2016

Posted: 10/1/2016

Originally filmed in 2013.

Discussion Question:

• What is your family’s heritage?  Do you have relatives that farm?

Core Standard & Question: 4.OA.2 Multiply or divide to solve word problems involving multiplicative comparison, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem, distinguishing multiplicative comparison from additive comparison.

• When pigs come into Bruce's barn on average they weigh around 14lbs.  When they leave Bruce's barn to go to market on average they weigh 240lbs.  How much weight does the average pig gain during the five months it lives in Bruce's barn?

Teacher Resource: This month I have included a link to an article that talks about other products that come from pigs besides meat! This may be a good discussion topic for your classroom to see if they can list items from pork production besides the meat products.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1217794/From-bullets-bread-beer-tambourines-toothpaste--plus-180-things-pig.html