Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 2

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 “Turn Down the Volume” explains to students that listening to loud music might damage their hearing. The article includes a diagram of an inner ear.

Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students compare the words “moderate” and “severe”, and then has them use both of the words in each of three sentences.

The Data Hunt activity has students create a poster for an ad campaign to inform children about the risk of hearing loss. The following information is requested of students.

  • The fraction of kids aged 6 to 19 in the U.S. who have suffered some hearing loss.
    Answer: 1_10
  • The fraction of kids with some hearing loss who have moderate to severe hearing loss.
    Answer: 250,000 / 5,000,000 or 5/100

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6