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Ant Trek

Lesson 1. Unit 9. Grade 6 Open Up Resources

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This Instructional Activity is a part of the Lesson 1, Unit 9, Grade 6. In this Fermi problem, students estimate the time it would take an ant to run from Los Angeles to New York City. Monitor for different approaches to solving the problem, and select students to share during the discussion. In particular, look for: A range of estimates Different levels of precision in reporting the final estimate Different representations (for example, double number lines and tables).

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