## Computer Lab Activities

# Creepy Crawlies: A Math Hunt Activity

Roaches! Beetles! Bloodsucking leeches! Students conduct online research and crunch the numbers to solve math-related questions about bugs and insects.

- Grades: 3–5, 6–8

In “**Creepy Crawlies**” (grades 5–8), part of Scholastic’s **Math Hunt** series, students go on an online fact-finding mission to answer five multiple-choice, math-related questions about bugs and insects.

In addition to challenging students’ reading comprehension skills, “Creepy Crawlies” tests these “math hunting” skills:

- Algebraic Expressions: Order of Operations
- Converting Units of Measurement
- Fractions
- Multiplication/Division

**Sample question: **

How many times its length can a flea jump?

- 84
- 14
- 104

**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 answers

- Subjects:Algebra, Fractions and Decimals, Multiplication and Division, Measurement, Word Problems