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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pasture Pig Farmer Math 3

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 Pig Farm in Illinois.  Additional educational materials can be found in the post All About Pigs from The Illinois Farm Girl.

For additional Pig Farmer Math Questions on different levels, visit Pig Farmer Math and Pig Farmer Math 2.

1.  Flat Aggie helped build fence for the pigs.  One pen has two sides that are 20 feet long and two sides that were 40 feet long.  What is the perimeter of the pig pen?

2.  What shape is the shape of the pen in question 1?

3.  Flat Aggie helped build another pig pen that has all four sides that are 30 feet long.  What is the perimeter of the pen?

4.  What is the shape of the pen in question 3?

5.  The temperature outside the nursery was -20°F and the temperature inside was 70°F.  What is the temperature difference between the two?

ANSWERS:
 1.)  120 feet   2.)  rectangle   3.)  120 feet   4.)  square   5.) 90°F 
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