Engage your kiddos with this real-life math activity that involves students placing animal crackers in “cages of toothpicks” and then finding the various perimeters. Students will love being their own zookeeper!
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The goal is for students create several cage designs that can house as many animals as possible using very little toothpicks.
This Product Includes:
✓ 2 different versions of directions for students with different requirements.
✓ Discover the pattern or rule sheet.
✓ Critical thinking and questions sheets.
✓ The cost of the cages at different lengths (feet and cm).
✓ Being given a perimeter and having to create a variety of cages equaling that.
✓ Answer keys included.
Pick and choose pieces or complete the entire project over a few days!