Copy Me page 1 and 2
Additional activities on shorebirds and horseshoe crabs contained in this guide.
Read the Migration Math
Copy Me page 1. This can be done aloud using round robin or popcorn reading. Explain that the students will be doing math problems based on the story.
Distribute Go Figure (Copy Me page 2). Students should solve the problems showing their formulas and computation calculations.
Go over the problems. Students should be able to give reasons why they think their answers are correct.
Collect Go Figure sheets. Check for understanding of directions to show formulas, calculations, and answer check.
Call the Endangered and Nongame Species Program (ENSP) at (609)292-9400 and ask for the actual data for the shorebird migration for the current year. Apply the mathematical formulas to the data. Hypothesize about the trends in the number of migrating shorebirds.
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New Jersey Audubon Society, Center for Research and Education Wetlands Institute Endangered and Nongame Species Program
New Jersey Audubon Society, Center for Research and Education
Endangered and Nongame Species Program