Monday, October 6, 2008

Math Monday: Christopher Columbus

In honr of Columbus Day, we will be studying Christopher Columbus this week.

Christopher Columbus left Palos, Spain on August 3, 1492 and arrived on San Salvador Island on October 12, 1492. How many days did it take them to travel from Spain to the New World? How many weeks is that?

How many years ago did Columbus first land on San Salvador Island (in 1492)?

Word Problems
Columbus had a crew of 90 men. If he decided to divide them evenly among the three ships, how many men were on each ship?

Make sailor hats from newspaper.

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