## Unit Plan

# Math Hunt Teaching Guide

A guide to teaching with the "Math Hunt" student activity.

- Grades: 3–5, 6–8

### Overview

In this highly motivating cross-curricular activity, students set out on fact-finding missions that test math skills, provide practice researching on the Web, and boost reading comprehension. In each WebQuest-style Math Hunt, students visit Web sites related to social studies or science topics. There, they must find the information they need to solve a real-world math problem that covers one of 16 skills that correlate to curriculum standards for grades 5 through 8.

Students can work independently or in small groups to complete Math Hunt activities that focus on specific math topics. See the __Skill Chart__ for a list of topics and the Math Hunts that support these skills.

### Objective

**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

### Lesson Plans for this Unit

Lesson 1: Math Sleuths

Lesson 2: Create Your Own Math Hunt

### Supporting Books

- Subjects:Math, Science, Social Studies, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Teaching with Technology
- Skills:Main Idea and Details, Online Sources, Science, Social Studies, Research Skills
- Duration:3 Class Periods