Grade 5

Read the Headline Story to the students. Encourage them to think of creative ways to solve the problem.

Five million minutes! Is that greater than a day? a week? a month? a year? your age?

I divided 5,000,000 minutes by 60 and found the number of hours (over 83,000). Then I divided again by 24 to find the number of days (almost 3,500) which is less than 10 years (10 × 365 = 3,650). 5,000,000 minutes is greater than day, greater than a week, and greater than a month. 5 million minutes is about the same as my age.

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