Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 4

The Weekly Reader Connections feature on Kids' Place Houghton Mifflin Math provides your students with additional information about the topics that appear in the Curriculum Connection feature in their textbooks.

The article “Thrills and Spills: Are Amusement Park Rides Safe?” addresses the issue of amusement park rides and their safety. The article includes a list of recent mishaps. Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity requires students to make a word web using one of the Word Wise terms. You may hand out copies of the Word Web worksheet (PDF file) to students.

The Data Hunt activity presents students with two multiple-choice questions which give students extra practice with subtracting fractions.

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