AnimalWatch: Connecting Math and Science

AnimalWatch is a web-based tutoring system for algebra readiness. AnimalWatch provides motivation and engagement by having students solve colorful word problems about species at risk and their environments. The AnimalWatch tutoring program includes mathematics problems with authentic scientific information about endangered and invasive species around the world, including the White Shark, California Condor, Green Turtle, Takhi Wild Horse, Snow Leopard and many others. Students also build proficiency with basic math facts and math vocabulary with Skill Builder modules. Includes: user accounts for students, teacher accounts for assigning learning objective modules, online reports for tracking students' progress, and teacher access to online professional development resources.

  • Earth Sciences
  • Ecology
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography

State Standards
All materials in AnimalWatch are aligned to state mathematics content standards.  Planning guides are included to support mapping the activities to specific standards for Grade 6.

Schedule
Available any time via Internet access.

Cost
Free for schools and districts in Arizona, California and Massachusetts.

For More Information
Carole Beal
Professor of Cognitive Science
520-626-9860

Jane Strohm
Education Informatics Research Associate

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AnimalWatch: Connecting Math and Science