Mission: Rainforest

Young environmentally conscious mathematicians solve a variety of problems related to the central theme of uncovering illegal logging activities. They determine a base camp based on given constraints, investigate logging activities and sustainability, and identify an escape route.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Collaborate with a science teacher for this unit
  • Use the optional activities as homework assignments
Classroom Considerations
  • Lessons use a variety of math concepts; see beginning of each lesson for list of content
Pros
  • Includes video and audio clips to motivate learners
  • Each activity lists websites for additional information
Cons
  • None