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End of Year Math Engagement Activity Design a Zoo

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4th - 6th, Homeschool
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This end of year math resource is intended to help your students enjoy math as they problem solve. To make the activity interesting some of the zoo animals included are extinct (dinosaurs, woolly mammoth, dodo bird, etc.), endangered, or just regular animals.

This is the opening scenario for this 41 page Design a Zoo activity... "Congratulations! You and your team of engineers and zoologists have convinced the WZA (World Zoological Association) that your team is the right one to design the next world zoo. Your team is one of five finalists in the entire world who have been asked to design the first phase for a zoo. After your team comes up with the first phase for the Dream Zoo, it will then send the proposal to the WZA for review. Your team will want to make sure that what it chooses for this zoo will be a major attraction for hundreds of thousands of people every year! So, good luck to you and your team."

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Everything that a teacher would need is included (handouts, answer key, extension activities, rubric, etc.). Students are given 60 million dollars to purchase animals, construct buildings, and build paths for a zoo. Prices of animals are based on the size of the animal and its sociability. Students will need to purchase animals from the five categories (mammals, reptiles, fish, birds, and invertebrates). Depending on your class, you may have to adjust the amount that is spent.

Included in this bundle is:

→Teacher Tips (3-pages)

→Student Introduction and Steps (3-pages)

→Dream Zoo Worksheet Pages (6-pages)

→Dream Zoo Questions handout (3-pages)

→Dream Zoo Totals handout (1-page)

→Dream Zoo Animal Choices (6-pages)

→Dream Zoo Animal Choices Challenge (6-pages)

→Dream Zoo Project Choices (3-pages)

→Dream Zoo Tip Cards (2-pages; 4 cards)

→Dream Zoo Grading Rubric (1-page)

→Dream Zoo Answer Key (6-pages)

Common Core Standards:

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten and Measurement and Data


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41 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.


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