Population Hunt

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Author: Laura Jewell

Grade: 4-6

Description:

Students are given a list of cities, asked to look up the population in the World Almanac, and write it in the first blank in standard form. Then they write each number in expanded form. When they have finished looking up all the cities, the cities are listed according to their populations from greatest population to least population.

Resources/Materials: Form provided below.

Name: ___________________

Population Hunt

Directions:

For each of the cities listed below, look up the population in the World Almanac and write it in the first blank in standard form. Then write each number in expanded form.

When you have finished looking up all the cities, list the cities and their populations from greatest population to least population.

  1. Jacksonville, Florida

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  2. Fresno, California

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  3. Charlotte, North Carolina

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  4. Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  5. Seattle, Washington

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  6. Buffalo, New York

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  7. San Antonio, Texas

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  8. Toledo, Ohio

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  9. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

  10. Mobile, Alabama

    Standard form: _________________________________________________________

    Expanded form: ________________________________________________________

List the cities and their populations in standard form from greatest to least.

City, State
Population

  1. _________________________________________ _____________

  2. _________________________________________ _____________

  3. _________________________________________ _____________

  4. _________________________________________ _____________

  5. _________________________________________ _____________

  6. _________________________________________ _____________

  7. _________________________________________ _____________

  8. _________________________________________ _____________

  9. _________________________________________ _____________

  10. _________________________________________ _____________

 
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