Math

Literacy Lessons for the book – Iditarod The First Ten Years AN ANTHOLOGY compiled by THE OLD IDITAROD GANG

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race’s early history is recorded in the incredible book, Iditarod – The First Ten Years. This book is a must own for any educator using the race with students. If you don’t own a copy, we highly suggest you make plans to order a copy today.  Order book by clicking …

“Mathing” Down the Trail – A 165 Page Booklet of Lessons Geared to Common Core Standards, by Jen Reiter, Iditarod Math Teacher

Lessons in this math packet can be used to add rigor to your math curriculum.  Lessons are geared for grades 2 – 6.  With adaptation, the lessons can be used with students in other grades.  What are you waiting for?  Get on the trail and fill your sled with ways to increase math scores while …

Multiplication Challenge

This lesson is a fun way to have your kids review multiplying by two digit numbers, while introducing them to the role of vets and vet checks in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The kids will take on the role of a volunteer vet and complete a series of challenging word problems as they make …

Iditarod Vet Checks: A Multiplication Challenge

This lesson is a fun way to have your kids review multiplying by two digit numbers, while introducing them to the role of vets and vet checks in the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. The kids will take on the role of a volunteer vet and complete a series of challenging word problems as they make …

Updated Lessons for the 2018 Race!

Have you been using the Mathing Down the Trail curriculum in your classroom? Great news…. Here are some updates for some of those lessons, just in time to gear up for the 2018 race! ITC 6.3 Prize Money Mind Bender ITC 2 Iditarod Fantasy Team Draft 2017 ITC 7.1 Prized Dogs Pictographs Pictograph Homework ITC …

A New Twist on Musher Trading Cards!

Have your students gotten interested in the card game Top Trumps? It’s a quick and easy card game that just so happens to work on place value skills while playing! There are decks published on topics ranging from animals to presidents to Harry Potter! Why not harness the love for that game and combine it with …

Population Graphing – Fairbanks Route

The data generated by the Last Great Race lends itself to graphing lesson upon graphing lesson upon graphing lesson!  In this lesson, students will first create a bar graph to compare the population of checkpoints along the Fairbanks route. They will then also investigate the changes in population of Nenana and Nome as they continue to …

Counting and Cardinality, Measurement and Data, Number and Operations, Operations and Algebraic Thinking: Grades K – 3

Jodi Bailey wrote a post in her kennel’s blog about the numbers in her drop bags for Iditarod.  Drop bags are what mushers pack in advance of the race and send out to the race checkpoints so they have a supply of gear, dog food, and people food during the race. This post on Dew …

Operations and Algebraic Thinking PLUS Number and Operations – Fractions, Grades 4 – 6

Iditarod Musher Jodi Bailey wrote a post in her kennel’s blog about the numbers in her drop bags for Iditarod. Drop bags are what mushers pack in advance of the race and send out to the race checkpoints so they have a supply of gear, dog food, and people food during the race. This post …

Grades-10-12-Probability-and-Statistics

Kate Abernathy shared this activity she created for her 10th – 12th grade Probability and Statistics classes. You may never look at first place and red lantern winners quite the same way again! Grades 10-12 Probability and Statistics *The teachers who attended the 2015 Iditarod Summer Camp for Teachers have returned to their classrooms renewed, …