# Calorie Calculations Chart

MaTH Skill
For Kids
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calorie calculations
For Kids
A calorie is a unit of energy. It is found in the foods we eat. The average 12-year-old needs to eat
between 1,800 and 2,200 calories per day, according to medical experts. To be healthy, people need
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to balance the number of calories they consume with an appropriate amount of exercise to burn up
those calories. This chart shows how many calories are burned per hour by doing various activities.
For Kids
Use the chart to answer the questions.
calorieS burned during acTiViTieS
1. If Mandy wants to burn the same number of calories
skateboarding as she would if she jumped rope for one
CALORIES BURNED
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ACTIVITY
hour, for how many hours does she need to skateboard?
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PER HOUR
 4
B 3
C 2
D1
Playing a board game
61
2. In the inequality below, n represents the number of
Doing laundry
63
calories burned per hour doing an activity.
Jumping on a trampoline
143
n < 250
Dancing
184
Which two activities below each have a calorie-burn
Playing baseball
204
that makes the inequality true?
Skateboarding
204
 running and jumping rope
Swimming
245
B running and dancing
C dancing and skateboarding
Playing soccer
286
D jumping rope and bicycling
Roller skating
286
Bicycling
327
3. Alicia consumes 636 calories at breakfast, 700 calories
Running
327
at lunch, and 720 calories at dinner. After dinner, she
rides her bicycle for an hour and burns 327 calories.
327
What is her net calorie intake for the day?
Jumping rope
408
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For a 90-pound kid.
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4. On the grid below, make a bar graph showing the number of calories burned per hour during each
activity shown on the chart. Be sure to:
• Title the graph
• Label the axes
•Accurately graph the data
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Playing
Doing
Jumping
a board
laundry
on a
Dancing Playing
Skate-
Swimming Playing
Roller
Bicycling Running
Playing
Jumping
game
trampoline
baseball
boarding
soccer
skating
rope
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T6 SCHOLASTIC NEWS • Edition 5/6 • MAY 10 & 17, 2010