## Our Math Inquires

We are learning to conduct a statistical investigation. First we made a list of Questions around the Living World:

· Do all flowers have the same amount of petals?

· How many people have gotten stung by a bee?

· How much water do people drink every day?

· How many people have animals for useful things and how many for pets?

· What is the percentage (portion) of green grass in the school?

· How many different native trees do we have in our school and how many of each?

· How many different types of vegetables are growing in our school?

· How many bees live in a hive (on average)?

· How many different birds can you find (in a certain area) in our school?

· On the news it said that there are not many Monarch butterflies around this year. How many can I find in our school?

· Global warming is a problem. How long does it take an ice cube to melt on different day? Looking at temperature.

· Some plants are poisonous. How many people eat poisonous plants and die each year in NZ?

· Dripping taps waste water. How much?

· Birds are caught a lot by cat. How many native birds die each year from cats in NZ?

· How much paper is wasted each day (in our school, classroom)

· How many people die from cancer each year?

· Bees are becoming endangered. How many people in our school have beehives at home?

· Do all flowers have the same amount of petals?

· How many people have gotten stung by a bee?

· How much water do people drink every day?

· How many people have animals for useful things and how many for pets?

· What is the percentage (portion) of green grass in the school?

· How many different native trees do we have in our school and how many of each?

· How many different types of vegetables are growing in our school?

· How many bees live in a hive (on average)?

· How many different birds can you find (in a certain area) in our school?

__Problems around the living world:__· On the news it said that there are not many Monarch butterflies around this year. How many can I find in our school?

· Global warming is a problem. How long does it take an ice cube to melt on different day? Looking at temperature.

· Some plants are poisonous. How many people eat poisonous plants and die each year in NZ?

· Dripping taps waste water. How much?

· Birds are caught a lot by cat. How many native birds die each year from cats in NZ?

· How much paper is wasted each day (in our school, classroom)

· How many people die from cancer each year?

· Bees are becoming endangered. How many people in our school have beehives at home?

**We had to choose one of the questions/problems and find the data.****Here are some of our finished investigations:**