Weekly Reader Connections

Teacher Guide: Unit 8

The Weekly Reader Connections feature of 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 “Martian Meltdown” discusses the warming of the the planet Mars. Scientists have found that the polar caps of Mars are melting. Have students read the article on their own and then complete the Word Wise activity. The activity has students write a story using each of the five Word Wise terms. Check students' stories to be sure they are using the terms correctly.

The Data Hunt activity has students create a magazine ad campaign for travel to Mars in the future. Students' ads should include details such as the expected temperature, and things to do and see. Check students' work.

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 6