Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 7

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 “Grandma Moses” discusses the life and art of Anna Mary Robertson, also known as Grandma Moses. Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students look up the word “subject” in a dictionary, then write down three different meanings for the word (noun, adjective, and verb).

The Data Hunt activity has students design a display of paintings and embroideries in a gallery. Students must draw a picture of the room and label the dimensions of each wall. Each wall is 15 feet high and 15 feet wide. The artwork needs to be placed with the center of each piece 5 feet from the ground, and with at least 6 inches of space between each piece. Have students work with a partner to solve this problem.


Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6