Math Trail (step 4) 1-5


Stop- 1

The horses pin is bordered by a wooden fence. The fence measures 60 ½ feet in length and 80 ½ feet in width. Using these dimensions, what would the perimeter of the fence be?

Bonus points:(1)- How much space does the horse have to run around? Find out what the area inside of the fence is.


Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem.



Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.


Stop: 2

This is an old tractor used for many purposes on the Dolorosa Horse farm. If the gas tank on the tractor can hold 75 gallons, write a multiplication problem using fractions to determine how full the tank would be if it were 3/4th of the way full.

Bonus points:(2)- If gas costs $1.50 a gallon, how much would it cost to fill up the rest of the tank?


Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.


Stop: 3

One bale of hay costs the farmer $19. The farmer has 4 Stallions and 6 Mares.

In order to feed his horses, each horse must have one bail of hay per day. How much more money will the farmer spend on bails of hay to feed the Clydesdale horses?

Bonus:(2)- How much money would it cost the farmer to feed all of his horses for one week?


Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.



Stop: 4

One water bucket can hold 3 gallons of water. There are 62 water buckets on the Dolorosa Horse Farm. If all the buckets are full, how many gallons of water did the farmer use?

Bonus:(3)- The farmer wants to add 7 Foals to his horse farm. He will need to put 7 water buckets in their pin, but because Foals are a smaller breed, their water buckets only need 2 gallons of water in each. How many gallons of water will the farmer need to keep all of his horses hydrated?


Relate volume to the operations of multiplication and addition and solve real world and mathematical problems involving volume.


Stop- 5

If one horse harness cost $15.00, how much would the farmer need to spend in order to buy 4 horse harnesses?

Bonus:(1)- If the farmer finds 34 more dollars in his piggy bank, how many horse harnesses could she add to her collection? Would there be any money left over? If yes, how much money would she have left?


Fluently multiply and divide within 100, using strategies such as the relationship between multiplication and division (e.g., knowing that 8 × 5 = 40, one knows 40 ÷ 5 = 8) or properties of operations. By the end of Grade 3, know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.


  1. Arabian horse– The Arabian horse is a breed of horse that originated on the Arabian Peninsula. With a distinctive head shape and high tail carriage, the Arabian is one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds in the world.
  2. Bale of hay– Hay compressed into a block by a hay baler
  3. Foal- A horse that is one year old or younger
  4. Harness- A set of straps used to direct a horse
  5. Mare- A female horse
  6. Stallion– A stallion is a male horse that has not been gelded

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