Duffy is creating a delightful set of sea creatures for you. There will be at least 10 and when he is finished we will create a set of Sea Creatures 1 – 10 Counting Posters. Remember to use our resources in a variety of ways, not just for maths. They may be the stimulus for a set of stories or poems. They may be part of a Science unit on the effects of humans on the sea.
Each illustration can be used for online research too. What are all the maths facts your students can discover about each creature?
e.g. Sea turtles:
- Australia has some of the largest marine turtle nesting areas in the Indo-Pacific region.
- Australia has the only nesting populations of the flatback turtle.
- Raine Island, in the northern Great Barrier Reef, is home to the world’s largest green turtle rookery, with an annual nesting population of 30 000 female turtles.
- Marine turtles have lived in the oceans for over 100 million years.
- Adult Green Turtles have a shell length of about 1 m and their average mass is about 130 kg.
- Green Turtle hatchlings are only 5 cm long with a mass of 25 g.
- Green Turtles lay about 115 eggs per clutch, and produce about five clutches per season.