This activity is an engaging, meaningful math experience. Students will plant seeds on Earth Day or just anytime in the Spring! They will take the information about planting to do a CCSS-aligned word problem paper with multiplication and division. Each question is specifically tailored to what students are actually planting. It's math in the garden!
Students can then record seed observations and collect measurement data. Students practice measuring to the nearest quarter of an inch. They then take their measurements and plot them on a line graph. Students analyze their line plot and create their own questions to correspond with it. They will also have a chance to measure assorted items to the nearest quarter of an inch and create a line plot from this measurement data.
This is a super fun, highly engaging math experience that requires students to think deeply while practicing essential skills.
-Common Core State Standards addressed
-Four different, cute "I Can" statements to display your learning goal in your classroom
-Earth Day Math in the Garden worksheets to be completed while planting seeds (These include word problems that correspond with what your class is planting and have word problems that are solved using multiplication and division. Students are also challenged to create their own word problems.)
-Seedling Observations paper (includes measurement to nearest 3/4 inch)
-Garden Math Line Plot (students use their class Seedling Observations to generate data and create a line plot)
-Garden Math: Analyzing a Line Plot
-Garden Math: Measuring to the Nearest Quarter Inch and Answer Key
-Garden Math: Creating a Line Plot (of objects measured above) and Answer Key
Common Core State Standards Addressed: