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Measurement: Million Dollar Giveaway

In this 24-minute professional development video, students apply their problem solving and measurement skills to estimate the amount of money, in dollar bills, that will fit into a given suitcase. Educators can observe the teamwork, communication, and the problem solving strategies students use and hear the instructor's comments. Support Materials include a Measurement: Million Dollar Giveaway Lesson Plan.
Contributed by: PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation - Publisher, Mathline - Author, Renee Karlovich - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
CCSS Practice Standard 4This collection supports teachers as they integrate Practice Standard 4 into their classroom routines. In these articles, videos, and lesson studies, teachers will see strategies that help guide students to use concrete, pictorial, and symbolic representations to describe mathematical situations in everyday life. Additional resources for immediate use in the classroom can be found in a companion classroom collection.
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Basic Operations, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Instructional Strategy, Lesson Plans, Video

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicEducational environment, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorPBS & WGBH Educational Foundation - Publisher, Mathline - Author, Renee Karlovich - Author
    • Publication Date1997
    • RightsCopyright 2011 PBS & WGBH Educational Foundation
    • AccessFree access, Free access with registration
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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