Read this information about lions, then see if you can answer the math puzzle.
Lions weigh about 400 pounds. They can be up to 7 feet long. They are able to jump a distance of more than 30 feet. Even though lions can jump into trees, they do not like to climb. Their roar can be heard more than 5 miles away. Male lions rest up to 18 hours a day.
First, you need to decide what kind of jump you mean. A person can jump from standing still, or they can take a running leap. Which gets you farther? What kind of jump do you think a lion takes?
A lion takes a running leap to make its 30 ft. jump.
Average Distance Elementary Students Can Jump
|Age||Standing Long Jump||Running Long Jump|
|7||49 inches||68 inches|
|8||50 inches||77 inches|
|9||53 inches||85 inches|
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Based on "Lions" from Do Elephants Eat Too Much? Robert Balfanz, Everyday Learning Corporation, 1992.