Dawn Nagel, November 2016

Posted: 11/16/2016


Originally filmed in November 2015. 

Discussion: Silage is the entire corn plant chopped up and fermented.  This is kind of like turning a cucumber in to a pickle! Here’s a great link about the science of pickles. http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/pickles/index.html

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 showed us the scale while the feed truck was being loaded. The scale first showed 1,510 pounds then the silage was added. After the silage was loaded, the scale showed 2,230 pounds. How many pounds of silage were added to the ration?
    • 1,510 pounds of feed + pounds of S = 2,230 pounds of feed