Computer Lab Activities, Online Learning Activities
World Explorers: A Math Hunt Activity
In this learning activity, students explore exciting lands, searching for clues to help them solve five challenging math-related questions.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
In “World Explorers” (grades 5–8), an online learning activity from Scholastic’s Math Hunt series, students set off on a fact-finding expedition to answer five math problems about Lewis and Clark, treks to the Missouri River and Mexico City, and other explorations.
In addition to challenging students’ reading comprehension skills, “World Explorers” tests these “math hunting” skills:
- Algebraic Expressions
- Converting Units of Measurement
- Fractions: Writing and Reducing Fractions
- Numerical Sequences: Calculating with Negative Numbers
If the explorers had to manage with President Jefferson's initial budget, about how much could Lewis and Clark spend per month without going broke? The expedition lasted from June 1803 to September 1806.
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