By the Numbers: Mathematical Connections in Newspapers for Middle-Grade Students

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A cross-curricular resource teaches and reinforces mathematical concepts with several activities that use parts of a newspaper. Scholars use scavenger hunts to find the different ways math is used in the paper along with using data collected from the newspaper to solve problems grounded in the real-world.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Separate the class into small groups or pairs to work on the different tasks
Classroom Considerations

  • Collect newspapers for several days to allow each learner to have a complete paper
Pros

  • Contains several additional suggestions to use a newspaper in the math classroom
  • Includes handouts for pupil use
Cons

  • None