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Description:

This activity challenges students to calculate the age of a large dog in equivalent human years. The activity, part of the Figure This! collection of 80 real world math challenges, explains the importance of conversion formulas to statisticians, scientists, and engineers. The Hint points out that the dog's growth rate changes after the first year. Related questions ask students to develop formulas that show the relationships between human years and the ages of small dogs and cats. The Did You Know? feature offers interesting facts about animal life spans. Answers to all questions and additional resource suggestions are provided. Copyright 2005 Eisenhower National Clearinghouse

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
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  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
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  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Informal Education,Scale,Middle School,Linear,Algebra,Grade 8,Grade 7,NSDL_SetSpec_1007936,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120114184116010T,Measurement,Mathematics,Equations,Grade 6,NSDL

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English

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