Communication: Students discuss their findings with their partners and draw conclusions about the data as part of a class discussion.
Problem Solving: Students determine the topic for exploration and generate questions they want to answer from their observations of ladybugs.
Reasoning and Proof: Students begin by predicting the number of heads, wings, feet, antennae, and mouths ladybugs have, and then explain how they arrived at their predictions. As they look at the class results, they realize that their data does not always match, and they find the correct answers in a book on ladybugs.
Representation: Students record their findings on bar graphs and record their data on a class chart. They write number sentences using their data.