Lunar New Year begins on Monday, February 8th. This will be the year of the Fire Monkey. The year name is a combination of 10 Heavenly Stems and 12 Earthly Branches creating a sequence of year names that repeat every 60 years. (Don’t tell your students this number.)
Students explore the least common multiple of two cycles without ever hearing the term LCM. They become a little more aware of Chinese culture and the major significance of this annual event, while they “do the math”.
CCSS: 6.NS.4, 7.SP.8, S-CP
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from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2016/year-of-the-monkey/