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How to Weigh an Elephant

Book meta-data
  • Reading Box: Purple (Levels 19-20)
  • Year: Two
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Fiction
  • Theme/Topic: Animals birds and insects, Maths
  • Genre: General narrative
  • Strategy/Skills: Forming opinions, Making judgments, Using texts as models
  • Page Count: 16
  • Reading Level: 19
  • Item Code: 200537
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  • Curriculum Codes: ACELA1470, ACELA1825, ACELT1587, ACELT1589, ACELT1591, ACELY1665, ACELY1669, ACELY1670
Reader Description

The elephant is far too big for the tiny scales. How can the rich man weigh it? Everyone has clever ideas, but it is a small girl who solves the problem.

After you have completed the Reader

Use your problem solving skills. What is another way that the people could have weighed the elephant? Draw a picture of your idea. Write the steps in order.

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