This series of activities uses Steve Jenkins book Animals By The Number: A Book of Animal Infographics.
Often times students hate to practice math because the problems have no meaning. In this series of activities the numbers are real, and connect to real data. Students will have a blast doing math, and learning some science too.
*Look at Species Classification: Comparing data
*Look at Biomass: Measuring, comparing, predicting, conversions
*All About Speed: Comparing, data collection, problem solving
*A Fraction of Sleep: Comparing data, fractions, percentages, representations
*Your Beating Heart: Sample size, collecting data, making observations
*Is it Too Loud: mathematical comparisons, analyzing data
*Watch Out: analyzing data, making comparisons