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Humane Education and Math: Reusable vs. Plastic Bags

by Institute for Humane Education As part of our educator professional development,¬†we encourage teachers to start infusing humane education into their classrooms by finding small ways to tweak their lessons. After learning more about the impact of plastic bags, high school math teacher Tristan Bates decided to whip up a fun little activity for his…

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Activities That Integrate Math and Humane Education

by Marsha Rakestraw If you’re as old as I am, you probably remember math word problems asking you about the speed and direction of trains. Or geometry problems that asked you to calculate areas of objects drawn on paper. Or probabilities focused on dice roles. If you were lucky, you might have gotten to explore…

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Resources: Not Enough Homes

Not Enough Homes: Adding Up the Pet Overpopulation Problem

This activity helps young students hone their basic math skills while learning about pet overpopulation. Recommended for: Grades 1-3. Time: 30-45 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download Common Core for grades 1-3.   Find out how some of our other activities connect to Common Core Standards (pdf): IHE activities for Common…

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Rsources: Vanishing Rainforests

Vanishing Rainforests

Use this activity to help students practice their math skills while gaining a real sense of how much rainforest is being destroyed and brainstorming what they can do to avoid contributing to rainforest destruction. Recommended for grades 6 through 8. Time: 50-120 minutes   Common Core Standards for this activity (pdf): Download Common Core for…

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