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Math in the News: Issue 97--The Washington Monument: Repaired

July 2015. This Math in the News explores the construction of the iconic landmark the Washington Monument and its recent renovations due to the 2011 earthquake. Students will be able to convert dollar values based on inflation and determine the combined expense of the Washington Monument between construction and recent renovations. Note: The download is a PPT file.

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Common Core Standards CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.7.RP.A.3
Grade Range 6 - 12
Curriculum Nodes Algebra
    • The Language of Math
        • Numerical Expressions
        • Variable Expressions
Copyright Year 2014
Keywords math in the news, issue 97, washington monument, earthquake, inflation, converting dollars for inflation, proportions, comparing costs, total costs, money, adding with money, subtracting with money