Horse crazy kids practice their understanding of Number and Operations in Base Ten at the Keeneland Yearling Sale in Kentucky. A review of telling time on a 24-hour clock makes sure they know what time the auction starts. Each horse is assigned a ‘hip number’. Learning how to read the ‘Books’ tells learners on which day a horse will be up for auction. Prices for horses can run into the millions! Math from the real-world of horses. For horse crazy kids the motivation to learn is built in.
3.MD.A.1 – Read clocks and write times
4.OA.A.2 – Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division word problems
4.NBT.A.2 – word names for numbers; expanded form; compare numbers up to one billion; Addition patterns over increasing place values
4.MD.B – Represent and interpret data
5.NBT.B.7 – add and subtract money: word problems
Who is it for?
4th Graders (9 to 10-year-olds)
5th Graders (10 to 11-year-olds)
Answers, Common Core
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Horse Lover's Math
Deborah Stacey is the Founder & CEO of HorseLoversMath.com, a website for kids ages 8 and up devoted to horses and math. As a horse crazy girl growing up she dreamed of a life with horses, and realized her dream by receiving an honours degree in horsemanship from Humber College. For years she worked in the equine industry on hunter and jumper farms, in dressage barns and boarding stables. For the past three years, Deborah has worked to align the math curriculum guidelines for grades 4, 5 and 6 to the real world of horses.