With your dog you can...

- Calculate how much food it eats in a week, a month, or even a year. (
*multiplication*) - Time how long it takes the dog to eat it's food and observe it for at least a week. Is your dog eating at the same speed each day? (
*graphing, time*) - While on a walk with your dog,
*count*how many dogs you see out walking or around the neighborhood. How many did your dog bark at? What*percentage*is that? - If you have a puppy, make a growth chart with age (by week) and the puppy's growing weight.

If you don't have a dog or just want to do more math with dogs...

- Gather data of your choice about three or more dogs (They can be friends' or neighbor's dogs). Suggestions for data are height, weight, how fast can they run across a chosen length, how many times can they retrieve a ball thrown in one minute, etc.
- You could do a whole chart on barking, sleeping, or walking habits for different dogs.

Simple things to do...

- While on a walk you can count the number of dog ears you pass (count by 2s) or legs (count by 4s).
*Compare*dogs bark type (*auditory volume*)...how many dogs have high, medium, or low-pitch barks? Or compare dog sizes (small, smaller, smallest / big, bigger, biggest).

**What other math things could you do with DOGS?**

I would never have thought about using dogs!

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#warriorminion

I'm going to add you to Flat Stanley's blog log...seems we should be connected, even after the a-z challenge is over with. I had to laugh, since I'm reallyyyyyyyyy not a dog person..but Why I'm not

ReplyDeleteyour ideas are great anyway! Was hoping you might add my link on your blog log as well.

A-Z

Good idea Sandy. Dog attacks are scary--sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I am a little wary myself after my neighbors dog bit me so hard as a kid that it drew blood. I will be adding some other good teacher sites to my list that I discovered the other day.

ReplyDeleteMore great ideas! Keep up the great work!

ReplyDelete*LOL We could almost count to ten using our dogs! Seriously though, I got a link in email and thought of you because it has to do with kids and math: http://ebm.update.hallmark.com/c/tag/BRXub0ALvX7cB8xrpJAAXOaJhY/doc.html?t_params=EMAIL%3Dlbraley%2540yahoo.com.

ReplyDeleteHappy Math Education Month!

Thanks for the link! : )

DeleteLucy, Right now my class is doing a caretaking investigation and this math blog with dogs is right up my alley! :)

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