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Grade 6, Chapter 7 Investigation Organizer:

Plan a Newspaper

Summary: Use what you know about adding fractions to decide how many inches of column space to allow for each newspaper section. Then you will plan the layout of your 6-page newspaper.

1. Plan It

A. Bring a newspaper from home. List the different sections of the newspaper.

B. Survey four people. The survey should include a person from each of these age groups: under 30, 30 ­ 60, and over 60. Ask these people to name their three favorite newspaper sections.

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2. Put It Together

A. Organize your data. Find the fraction of total responses for each section.

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3. Wrap It Up

A. Decide on the column length. Decide how many column inches to allow for each section.

B. How many pages will each section have? Block the space based on your results. Write a title for each section.

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4. Discuss Your Results

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