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### Pigging Out

*The Three Little Pigs*to motivate students to think and reason mathematically in a number of ways. Students develop reasoning skills and identify similarities and differences through the use of Venn Diagram. Spatial reasoning is also emphasized in this lesson.

### If the Shoe Fits...

*Cinderella*story. Students identify similarities and differences between two versions. In addition, they use attributes to classify and sort information.

### Rescue Mission Game

Students play a game to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust, and weight. Before playing the game, students conduct a probability experiment with spinners and record their results in tally tables and bar graphs. They then use their findings to select spinners with the greatest probability of helping them win the game. In a portion of the game, students use ordered pairs to plot points on the coordinate plane to show their flight path.

This lesson was adapted from *Travel in the Solar System* in Mission Mathematics II: Grades 3‑5, a NASA/NCTM project, NCTM
1997.

### Picture This

*Teaching Children Mathematics*, February 1998, vol. 4, no. 6, pp. 354-59.