Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 1

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 student books.

The article “How Far Away is the Moon?“ describes the story of Tom Murphy, a scientist who wants to know how many millimeters the earth is from the moon.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity asks students to make a word web using one of the Word Wise terms. You may give students copies of the Word Web worksheet (PDF file) to help them complete this activity.

  • The Data Hunt activity has students answer multiple-choice questions in order to determine the approximate number of millimeters between the earth and the moon.

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6