
Journey
North Monarch Activity or Lesson 
A.
NUMBERS & OPERATIONS

Understand
meanings of operations and how they relate to one another. 
Which
Grows Faster, A Monarch or a Milkweed Plant?
Like Finding
a Needle in a Haystack?
Seasonal History
of a Monarch Colony
Single Storms Kill
Over 75% of E. Migratory Monarchs
How Many Millions
of Monarchs in Mexico?
Counting All Butterflies:
Estimating Population Size
The Effect of Snow on Monarchs
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
Male vs. Female Monarch
Behavior
How Long Do
Monarchs Live?
Monarch Butterfly Migration
Checklist
How to Track the Monarch
Migration to Mexico
Migration Rate
Math: Who Saw the Most Monarchs?
Flapping
Flight: A Look at Flight in Slow Motion
Arkansas Monarch
Found Six Miles From Home
Not All Monarchs Make
it to Mexico 
Understand
numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers,
and number systems. 
Which
Grows Faster, A Monarch or a Milkweed Plant?
How Many Millions
of Monarchs in Mexico?
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
How Long Do
Monarchs Live?
Migration Rate
Math: Who Saw the Most Monarchs?
Flapping
Flight: A Look at Flight in Slow Motion
Arkansas Monarch
Found Six Miles From Home
NJ
Study Shows Slowest Fall Migration in 14 Years

Compute
fluently and make reasonable estimates. 
Seasonal
History of a Monarch Colony
Single Storms Kill
Over 75% of E. Migratory Monarchs
How Many Millions
of Monarchs in Mexico?
Counting All Butterflies:
Estimating Population Size
Living on Lipids: Surviving
the Season on Stored Energy
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly
Life Cycle: What is a Generation?
How Long Do
Monarchs Live?
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas
Predicting When
the First Spring Generation Will Emerge
How to Track the Monarch
Migration to Mexico
Migration Rate
Math: Who Saw the Most Monarchs?
Estimating the
Number of Monarchs in a Roost
How High Do Monarch
Butterflies Fly During Migration?
Field Trip in the
Sky: Flying in a Thermal
Flapping
Flight: A Look at Flight in Slow Motion
Why is Nectar So Important
to Monarchs in the Fall?
The Extraordinary
Travels of a Tagged Monarch
Arkansas Monarch
Found Six Miles From Home
Monarch
Generations: Which Goes to Mexico in the Fall?
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas: News from the Nursery 
B.
ALGEBRA

Understand
patterns, relations, and functions. 

Represent
and analyze mathematical situations and structures using algebraic
symbols. 
Counting
All Butterflies: Estimating Population Size 
Use
mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

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Analyze
change in various contexts.

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C.
GEOMETRY

Analyze
characteristics and properties of 2 and 3dimensional geometric shapes
and develop mathematical arguments about geometric relationships.


Specify
locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry
and other representational systems. 
The
Monarchs That Flew the Wrong Way: Two True Stories
How to Use the
Online Distance Calculator
Monarchs in the News:
Write Your Own News Column
Record Flight by a Monarch
Tagged in New Brunswick
How Far Will Your
Monarch Travel? 
Apply
transformations and use symmetry to analyze mathematical situations.

X 
Use
visualization, spatial reasoning, and geometric modeling to solve
problems. 
X 
D.
MEASUREMENT

Understand
measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes
of measurement. 
Which
Grows Faster, A Monarch or a Milkweed Plant?
Like Finding
a Needle in a Haystack?
How Much Space Does
a Monarch Colony Need?
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
Migration Rate
Math: Who Saw the Most Monarchs?
How High Do Monarch
Butterflies Fly During Migration?
Why is Nectar So Important
to Monarchs in the Fall? 
Apply
appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements.

Which
Grows Faster, A Monarch or a Milkweed Plant?
Like Finding
a Needle in a Haystack?
How Much Space Does
a Monarch Colony Need?
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly Migration
Checklist
How to Track the Monarch
Migration to Mexico
Migration Rate
Math: Who Saw the Most Monarchs?
The Extraordinary
Travels of a Tagged Monarch
Arkansas Monarch
Found Six Miles From Home 
E.
DATA ANALYSIS & PROBABILITY 
Understand
and apply basic concepts of probability. 
Counting
All Butterflies: Estimating Population Size 
Formulate
questions that can be addressed with data and collect, organize, and
display relevant data to answer them. 
Monitoring
Habitat While You Wait
Living on Lipids: Surviving
the Season on Stored Energy
Monarch Monitoring
Sites: The Value LongTerm Data 
Develop
and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data. 
Predicting
the Route of the Monarch's Spring Migration
Monitoring
the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary
The Effect of Snow on Monarchs
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas
Predicting When
the First Spring Generation Will Emerge
Monarchs in the News:
Write Your Own News Column
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas: News from the Nursery 
Select
and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data. 
How
Many Millions of Monarchs in Mexico?
When Do Monarchs Normally
Arrive in Your Home Town?
NJ Study
Shows Slowest Fall Migration in 14 Years 
F.
PROBLEM SOLVING

Build
new mathematical knowledge through problem solving.


Solve
problems that arise in mathematics and in other contexts. 
Which
Grows Faster, A Monarch or a Milkweed Plant?
The Effect of Snow on Monarchs
Life of a Monarch Caterpillar
Monarch Butterfly
Life Cycle: What is a Generation?
How Long Do
Monarchs Live?
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas
Predicting When
the First Spring Generation Will Emerge
Estimating the
Number of Monarchs in a Roost
How High Do Monarch
Butterflies Fly During Migration?
Field Trip in the
Sky: Flying in a Thermal
Flapping
Flight: A Look at Flight in Slow Motion
Why is Nectar So Important
to Monarchs in the Fall?
The Extraordinary
Travels of a Tagged Monarch
Arkansas Monarch
Found Six Miles From Home
Monarch
Generations: Which Goes to Mexico in the Fall?
Expecting
Monarchs in Arkansas: News from the Nursery 
Apply
and adapt a variety of appropriate strategies to solve problems. 
X 
Monitor
and reflect on the process of mathematical problem solving. 
X 
G.
REASONING & PROOF 
Recognize
reasoning and proof as fundamental aspects of mathematics. 
X 
Make
and investigate mathematical conjectures. 
X 
Develop
and evaluate mathematical arguments and proofs. 
X 
Select
and use various types of reasoning and methods of proof.

The
Extraordinary Travels of a Tagged Monarch 
H.
COMMUNICATION 
Organize
and consolidate their mathematical thinking though communication.

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Communicate
their mathematical thinking coherently and clearly to peers, teachers,
and others. 
.X 
Analyze
and evaluate the mathematical thinking and strategies of others. 

Use
the language of mathematics to express mathematical ideas precisely. 
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I.
CONNECTIONS 
Recognize
and use connections among mathematical ideas. 
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Understand
how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce
a coherent whole. 
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Recognize
and apply mathematics in contexts outside of mathematics. 
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J.
REPRESENTATION 
Create
and use representations to organize, record, and communicate mathematical
ideas. 
NJ
Study Shows Slowest Fall Migration in 14 Years 
Select,
apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems. 

Use
representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical
phenomena. 
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