One Hundred Hungry Ants
by Elinor J. Pinczes
Will the ants make it in time to the picnic?
Factors of 100
Activities to Do Together:
Draw a picture of an ant step by step. While making the different parts count how many body parts are in each section. For example, while drawing the three legs count one leg, two legs, and three legs.
Collect a pile of leaves and act out different formations with them.
Take turns drawing 40 ants into a formation. Talk about what factors of 40 you discovered.
If there were only 20 ants marching toward the picnic, how many different formations could you make?
What caused the ants to not make it to the picnic in time?
Do you think if they started in 10 lines of 10 rows they would have been faster? Or should they have stayed in the single file line?
How many other animals can you spot in the book that got food from the picnic?
Vocabulary for Building Math Concepts
2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 24,25,50, all, any, down, hundred, long, littlest, ninety-nine, one, row, some, up, whole