Native Popcorn

We read The Popcorn Book since we have been learning about Native Americans. We learned many interesting facts about popcorn including that Native Americans brought popcorn to the first Thanksgiving meal. After reading the book, we estimated the number of kernels for three popular brands of popcorn. We used that number as our dividend and then put our division skills to work to solve how many kernels of popcorn each member of the class should get. Students were encouraged to use both the traditional algorithm and the Lucky 7 strategy to solve these problems. As a class, we created a frequency table and vertical bar graph for our favorite brand. We discussed that the chart and graph that we made could have been included in an appendix of a The Popcorn Book.

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