HN Students Learn Thanksgiving was Postponed in 1705; Study How to Prevent Future Postponements

Written by on November 24, 2022

Pictured- Left to Right: Dakota McCoy, Hayden Williams (in back you can kind of see her) Aspen Hopson, and Mrs. Mast

Thanksgiving is postponed.

Well that’s what 3rd grade students learned when they completed a math challenge this week. 

They learned that in 1705, the town of Colchester, Connecticut had to postpone Thanksgiving for a week due to a molasses shortage. 

The challenge helped the students figure out how many of a variety of ingredients they would need to put on a Thanksgiving dinner and not postpone their meal. 

They had to multiply, divide, use properties of multiplication and solve one and two step word problems.

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