This activity is a perfect way to hook kids and get them engaged for fall! This is a math project based learning activity. It can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on how far you take it!
This resource covers:
- Persuasive writing
- Persuasive speaking
- Surface Area
- Area and Perimeter
- Health and Wellness (benefits of eating apples)
- Media Awareness and Creation of Media
- Drama (news cast project)
This is a great way to tie in healthy eating and get kids involved in the outdoors. It's also a terrific way to engage any student at any level and reduce math anxiety. The unit is project based which means it does not come with answers (although several rubrics and checklists). The unit is designed to meet kids where they are at with their knowledge and build on it. I always do project based learning as a finale to my teaching. Kids are engaged and excited. After doing this unit my students applied (and received) funding for a small apple orchard at the school.
Bonus! Right now I have added additional questions that don't involve planning the orchard but are themed and can be used in addition to the apple orchard planning.
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