Math + Science:
Rainforest Math (For 6th
Graders & Older)
Make a "rainforest mix" of cereal or granola, raisins, whole almonds, sunflower
seeds, minced fruit leather, M&M's and whatever else makes it easy to
imagine yourself an explorer in the rainforest. If you have a canteen, by all
means drink cold water out of it while eating your rainforest mix.
Here are some challenging math problems that have to
do with one of the world's environmental wonders - the rainforest. These
problems are written at about the sixth-grade level. You will learn as much
about science as you will about math with these interesting problems.
These are from Omaha's famous Henry Doorly Zoo,
which has a rainforest under roof - which required a lot of math to design and