Arithmetic Application: Counting Bison
In this application of arithmetic, students analyze the changing population of bison in the Americas. Using real-world data and applying key math concepts, students will do some sophisticated analysis using basic skills.
These are the key math concepts covered:
Given the wide disparity in the population of bison over several centuries, students will be analyzing data in the millions but using place value to gain a clear understanding of the numbers involved. Skip counting will be used to analyze changes to populations, including patterns than involve doubling.
Students will be actively engaged with the subject matter and will develop a mathematical mindset around data. This is an excellent preparation for the data analysis developed in upper elementary and middle school.
|Common Core Standards||CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.NBT.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NBT.A.2, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.B.4|
|Grade Range||2 - 4|
• Addition Expressions and Equations
• Numbers and Patterns
• Complete Number Patterns
• Place Value
|Keywords||place value, arithmetic applications, skip-counting, data analysis|