“Buggy” problem solving using all operations with whole numbers.
Did you know that bugs have protein and many of them are edible? In this activity, students solve problems about the amount of protein in bugs and other meats with a focus on answering the right question. Yum!
A data table, 8 problems based on the data and a recording sheet are included.
Use in small groups, during guided math and in rotations.
This activity includes clear and concise teacher directions, an answer key and conversation starters that give students what they need to have meaningful academic discussions.
Australian Curriculum alignment
Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems
Solve problems involving multiplication of large numbers by one- or two-digit numbers using efficient mental, written strategies and appropriate digital technologies
Solve problems involving division by a one digit number, including those that result in a remainder
Use efficient mental and written strategies and apply appropriate digital technologies to solve problems
Develop efficient mental and written strategies and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder
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