Computer Lab Activities
U.S. Presidents: A Math Hunt Activity
Learn important and interesting facts about our nation's leaders. Then apply your skills and prove your math leadership by correctly solving monumental questions.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
In “U.S. Presidents” (grades 5–8), students go on an online fact-finding mission to answer five multiple-choice, math-related questions about Mount Rushmore, Mount Vernon, John Wilkes Booth, and more.
What was Booth's approximate speed as he raced from Ford's Theatre to Surratt Tavern? Hint: Round his travel time to the nearest hour.
- 5 miles per hour
- 10 miles per hour
- 20 miles per hour
In addition to challenging students’ reading comprehension skills, “U.S. Presidents” tests these “math hunting” skills:
- Fractions: Multiplication with Fractions
- Geometry: Perimeter
- Multiplication and Division
- Reading a Map Scale
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