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Using Fractions to Compare Amusements Parks By States

Activity Description

Students will predict how many amusement parks are in their state. They will then analyze census data on the numbers of amusement parks in all 50 states in 2018. (Data in this activity do not include the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.) Then students will write numbers as fractions and create a visual model of the data.

Suggested Grade Level

3

Approximate Time Required

30 minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to create a visual model of fractional data.
  • Students will be able to use their visual model to answer questions about the data.

Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 5 pages
  • Crayons or colored pencils

Activity Items

The following item is part of this activity. The item, its data source, and instructions for viewing the source data online appear at the end of this teacher version.

  • Amusement Parks by State, 2018

Additional Information

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Creating
Blooms Taxonomy

Students will create a model of fractional data and use it to analyze those data.

Subject

Elementary School Math

Topics

  • Fractions

Skills Taught

  • Adding fractions with like denominators
  • Comparing fractions with like denominators
  • Modeling fractions
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