Education Technology

Just How Many are There?

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This activity introduces students to the concept of using proportional reasoning to estimate the size of an animal population.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems
  • Understand and use ratios and proportions to represent quantitative relationships
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary