How much do you know about the wildlife populations in your state?
Do you know how animal populations are maintained? Who makes that decision?
What do they eat? All of these questions will be explored by using science and math.
These task cards are truly interdisciplinary as they integrate realistic data about an animals life span, population numbers, weight, reproduction rates, etc. The next time a student says "when are we going to use this math?" pull out these cards and they will understand why...
This task card set includes 24 word problems about the moose, bears, and deer and are specific to Ma and Vt data. These could be used as enrichment for upper elementary students or as on-level problems for middle school math students. Task cards include Fun Facts about the animal as well as some higher-order thinking questions to prompt a larger discussion. This would make a great center or could be used as a whole class activity.
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