Ross Varilek, November 2016
Originally filmed November 2015
Discussion: Ross told us that his family works together to run the ranch. South Dakota has 33,000 farms and 98% of them are run by families. Why do you think that his family works together on the ranch?
Standard: 5.5.3 List healthy options to health-related issues or problems. Ross works with an animal nutritionist to make sure his cattle get all the right nutrients, what are things that you should eat to stay healthy?
Teacher Resource: Games videos and activity sheets about staying healthy. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/kids/
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.
If each of Ross’ cows eats 60 lbs of food a day and he has 120 cows that need to be fed, how many pounds of feed does he need to mix up?