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Turkey Exemplar

Lesson: The Great Turkey Surprise (Thanksgiving challenge)
Grade Level: 2-3
Skills: number sense, addition, subtraction, patterns

Problem:
Your uncle Steve gives you a big pet turkey for Thanksgiving! The turkey weighs 22 pounds. Uncle Steve wants to make the turkey even fatter (I hope he doesn’t want to eat it!), so he gives it enough food to make it gain 5 pounds each day.
At night, you make your pet turkey exercise so much, that it loses 8 pounds (just to keep it skinny and off the thanksgiving plate!).

Question 1:
Does your turkey gain or lose weight each day?

Question 2:

How much weight does your turkey gain or lose each day?

Question 3:

How many days would it be before your turkey weighs ten pounds?

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