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Math Lesson
for Lion Day
Objective:
The students will put numbers in
ascending order.

Materials

Procedure

Divide
the class into 11 pairs/groups. Give each group
a strip of paper from the How
Fast Animals Run Worksheet. Explain the the
students that their strip contains the name of an
animal and its speed in miles/hour.

Have
the class work together to organize their strips from
slowest to fastest animal. Adhere the strips to
the chalkboard or a piece of chart paper.

Pass
out the How Fast
Animals Run Worksheet (for students) and have the
students record the list onto their own paper.

Ask
the students questions such as, "Which animal's
speed has a 5 in the ones place?" "How
many animals have a 4 in the tens place?"
"Which animal runs 10 miles per hour faster than
an antelope?"

As
a further extension, have the students represent the
animals speeds using place value boards and bars.

Other
Lesson Ideas

Have
the students create a bar graph similar to the one at
the following link; World
Almanac for Kids (scroll down to the section
"How Fast Do Animal Run?")

Have
a lesson on multiples of 4, using lions' paws as a
starting point. For example, "How many paws
are there on 3 lions?"

Male
lions can measure 10 feet from nose to the tip of
their tail. Have the students measure this
length out. How many lions could stand nose to
tail in your classroom?


