Real-Life Math | Zoo Keeper, Hoofstock

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Zoos are a great place to learn about math (and see cute animals, too). Part of a larger Real-Life Math series, an informative video, which has a zookeeper describe math in her job, sets the stage for the lesson. Learners answer questions about the amount of worming treatment needed for zebras of given weights.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Visit a local zoo and see how zookeepers use math
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with both customary and metric units
  • Resource suggests using calculators when computing with decimals
Pros

  • Lists questions to use at various stages of the activity
  • Provides a pacing guide to keep the lesson on track
Cons

  • Worksheet only has two problems to consider
Common Core