This is another enrichment project I created to help push my higher level math thinkers in grade 2 to the next level of real-world math application. Though I used it for grade 2, it could easily be used for grade 3 as well.
In this project, students are given the task to help Farmer Arnold Array plant all of his vegetable plants in arrays, using the given number of vegetable seeds. In doing so, students will determine if each number of seeds is even or odd, and will be required to draw several different arrays using the number of seeds, write repeated addition sentences for each array, as well as multiplication sentences to match. After completing this, students will also analyze their information through word problems and answering questions about their data. I've also include two cross-curricular life science questions in this enrichment project.
The product includes space for students to show their work, as well as questions for students to answer about the information they collected, calculated and completed. A teacher rubric is included to assess student work. A student reflection rubric and survey are also included to give you feedback about your students' experience with the project. This can be used as a classroom enrichment project, small group project, or even homework based on your students.
This is a great way to review arrays and even and odd numbers, or to enrich students who have recently learned about them!
Skills assessed include:
-fluently adding within 20
-word problem solving
-determining if a number is even or odd
-writing repeated addition sentences
-writing multiplication sentences