Making Tracks! Movement and Math Activity

Grade Levels
2nd - 6th
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This 3 page lesson includes background information and directions for teachers as well as a student data collection and observation sheet. In this math activity students create their own tracks in snow, sand, mud, etc. or observe the footprints of wildlife. Students measure the gait patterns whether they be walking, hopping, skipping, etc. Data collected can be used to make graphs, compare by adding and subtracting, and more. Great way to get kids moving and work on math and science skills.
Total Pages
3 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
50 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Draw a scaled picture graph and a scaled bar graph to represent a data set with several categories. Solve one- and two-step “how many more” and “how many less” problems using information presented in scaled bar graphs. For example, draw a bar graph in which each square in the bar graph might represent 5 pets.


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