## Activities and Games, Computer Lab Activities

# Women's History: A Math Hunt Activity

This learning activity, which requires some number-crunching and online research, features five questions on women who’ve shaped history.

- Grades: 6–8, 9–12

In **“Women’s History”** (grades 5–8), an activity from Scholastic’s Math Hunt series, students must answer five multiple-choice, math-related questions about women’s history, from Marie Curie’s landmark research to a NASA astronaut’s endurance record, and beyond.

The questions require a bit of online research, reading comprehension skills, and these specific “math hunting” skills:

- Addition/Subtraction
- Converting Units of Measurement: Converting Units of Time
- Geometry: Volume
- Multiplication/Division
- Ratio & Proportion
- Scientific Notation

Sample question: If it takes 3.5 Polish zloty to equal 1 U.S. dollar, what is the value in U.S. dollars of the Polish coin that bears Marie Curie’s likeness? (Hint: Round your answer to the nearest whole number.)

a. $2.86

b. $35.00

c. $3.50

**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

- Subjects:Real-World Math, Historic Figures, Women's History and Experience, Technology
- Skills:Reading Comprehension, Science, Social Studies