# Doug Sieck May Adopt-A-Farmer Video

Posted: 5/14/2018

-      Core content standard questions:

• Use and interpret multiplicative equations4.OA.1
• Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal or written statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations. Example: Tom has 7 toy cars; Joe has 5 times as many. How many toy cars does Joe have? Answer: 35, because 7 x 5 = 35 or 5 x 7 = 35.
• Story: Farmer Doug is working cattle and giving them vaccinations. He worked 50 cattle today, tomorrow he will work 3 times as many, the following day he will work half of the original amount of cattle.
• Question: How many cattle will Farmer Doug have worked at the end of the three days?
• Work: 50 + (50 x 3) + (50 X ½)
• 50 + (150) + (25) = 225
• Answer: Farmer Doug worked 225 cattle.

-      Discussion question

• Doug talked about cattle needing vaccines like people do. What are some of the ways you keep yourself healthy all year long?
• Examples: handwashing, balanced diet, vitamins, getting vaccines, exercise, etc.

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