# The Celebrated Jumping Frog

This lesson  explores the math of the electoral college. This unit explores the math lesson to include salaries in percent ratios,area, with a focus throughout on building problems and most important solving and reasoning skills. This is a three part lesson including "why is Calfornia so important","How could that happen",and A Swath of Red" .These three lessons are to provide and strengthen the understanding of fluency with decimal,percent,estimating area,graphing, and ratios . These activites /lesson can be used in social studies class.

### Standards & Objectives

GLE 0701.6.1
Comprehend and summarize the main ideas and supporting details of informational texts.
GLE 0706.1.1
Use mathematical language, symbols, and definitions while developing mathematical reasoning.

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Learning objectives:

Students will be able to:

• Measure distances jumped in a simulated jumping-frog contest.
• Record data.
• Determine median and range of the obtained data.
Essential and guiding questions:
• Could the Total Distance ever equal the Official Distance?

### Lesson Variations

Blooms taxonomy level:
Understanding
Extension suggestions:
• Collect the data for each group. Determine a class median and range for both the total distances and the official distances. Guide the students as they compare the data for their group with the data for the class.
• Help the students to set up contests and simulations of their own.
• Move on to the next lesson, Spinning Tops.