Dawn Nagel, May 2017
Originally filmed May 2016.
Core Standard & Question: 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.
Dawn said that they would be selling 190 steers that weigh about 800 pounds. How much does the group weigh all together? Once the calves are fed out, they will weigh approximately 1300 pounds. How much will the total group weigh at this point? What is the difference in weight?
Class Discussion: In the video, Dawn emphasizes the importance of safety while moving the cattle home. What are some ways that you can stay safe while working with farm animals? How can you keep the animals safe?
Teacher Resource: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/farm-safety.html