Activity: Asking Questions

As you walk, or in the car or at home, look around and ask yourself questions about the world around you.

Write down 5 of those questions that can be answered using numbers.

Examples:

  • How many trees in the park?
  • How long would it take to cut the grass along the street?
  • How much paint would it take to do the whole house?
  • Which Ice Cream sells the most?
You can use this form:
 

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Why Do This Activity?

  • It will improve your awareness and understanding of the world
  • It will increase your curiosity and
  • It will improve your "number-sense"

(Optional) Find or Estimate an Answer

See if you can find an answer to each question.

An estimate is fine (example: cutting grass along a street, estimate the area of grass and use the internet to find how fast grass is usually cut).

Try To Do This Your Whole Life

It is a good habit to always ask questions about the world.