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?