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Grade 5 Play
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A chimpanzee's day is very full.
They spend many hours of the day doing a wide variety of
behaviors. During their day they can be seen, foraging for
food, grooming, resting, running, climbing and playing as well as
many other behaviors.. As with humans, the amount of play is
changes with age. Below is a graph and table that compares a
chimpanzee's age with the percentage of time it plays.
Answer the questions in the
1. What is represented
by the color blue? _____ the color red?_________
2. Determine the mean
______and median______ages of the chimpanzees .
3. Determine the mean
_______and median________percentage of play observations.
4. Does the age of the
chimpanzee have anything to do with the amount it plays,
according to this graph?
5. Do you think the
information on this graph is true for all chimpanzees?
Explain your answer.
figure 1. The Relationship
between Age and Play