## Computer Lab Activities

# Ancient Civilizations: A Math Hunt Activity

Students visit mysterious ancient worlds, gathering information that will help them answer five challenging math riddles.

- Grades: 3–5, 6–8

In “Ancient Civilizations” (grades 5–8), an online learning activity from Scholastic’s** Math Hunt **series, students investigate facts and clues that will help them solve five math riddles about ancient worlds.

In addition to challenging students’ reading comprehension skills, **“Ancient Civilizations”** tests these “math hunting” skills:

- Addition/Subtraction
- Converting Units of Measurement
- Geometry: Area
- Geometry: Volume
- Numerical Sequences: Number lines
- Ratio & Proportion
- Understanding Number Systems

### Sample Question:

For how many years did pharaoh Khafre rule?

a. 36 years

b. 26 years

c. 74 years

**Learning Objectives**

By participating in Math Hunt, students will:

- Practice problem-solving skills from the grade 5–8 math curriculum
- Explore topics from the grades 5–8 science and social studies curriculum
- Learn basic Internet research skills
- Develop an understanding of the construction of standardized test questions and multiple-choice answers

- Subjects:Addition and Subtraction, Counting and Numbers, Content Area Reading, Reading Comprehension, Research Skills, Geometry, Logic and Problem Solving, Number Sense, Ratio, Proportion, Scale, Real-World Math, Measurement, Word Problems, Ancient Civilizations, Communication and the Internet, Computers, Teaching with Technology
- Skills:Research Skills