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Friday, January 19, 2018

Dairy Goat Farmer Math 2

In an effort to make math more interesting for kids and to make my kids understand that math really is important, I have started a series of Farmer Math questions to go along with the Flat Aggie reports.  These are patterned after the blog Bedtime Math.  Some of the questions are easy enough for pre-schoolers and sometimes I come up with some to even challenge high school seniors.
These questions follow the report Flat Aggie on a Goat Dairy in Wisconsin.  Additional educational materials can be found in the post All About Goats from The Illinois Farm Girl. 
For more Dairy Goat Math Questions see another Farmer Math Post.
1.  One gallon of goat milk weighs 8 pounds. How much does 2 gallon of milk weigh? 

2.  Goats often come as twins and triplets.  Flat Aggie watched 15 does have kids as twins. How many kids is that?

3.  Flat Aggie watched 10 does have triplets.  How many kids is that?

4. What is the total number of kids Flat Aggie saw born in question two and three? 

5.  Flat Aggie learned that dairy farmers get paid a bonus for higher butterfly in the milk.   The farmer sold 100 pounds of milk that was 3.5% butterfat.  How pounds of butterfat did they sell?

ANSWERS:
 1.)  16 gallons  2.)  30 kids  3.)  30 kids  4.) 60 kids   5.)   3.5 pounds

If you are a teacher or homeschooler that would like more information to go with the Flat Aggie reports, send me a message on my contact form.  Along with the report and the Farmer Math questions, we send each teacher an additional page of activities, crossword puzzles and sometimes a few hands on activities.
-A Kansas Farm Mom