Pumpkin Math is a great hands-on way to get your students involved in math! This product is a lesson plan, material list, and a student booklet for pumpkin math.
Pumpkin Math requires quite a few pumpkins (about one for every other student), and is quite messy. It is a lot of fun, and a great way to involve your students in math!
This is a cross-curricular activity, bringing in math, literacy, and science. I generally give my students 3-4 hours to complete it, as they are required to pull out and count each and every seed in their pumpkins. It is a rather in-depth lesson, and gets really messy. The students love it, however, and it is a great way for them to apply their knowledge.
This product includes 4 different layouts of the booklet. One booklet is laid out to be printed double sided and the other is meant to be printed single sided. One run of the copier will create two booklets. There is a full-color version (that looks beautiful when printed in grey scale), and a “low ink” version without any backgrounds.
The standards/skills reviewed in this lesson are:
Addition and Subtraction
Greater Than/Less Than
Be sure to check with your principal/administrator before you purchase this! You’ll need to make sure it is okay for you to use knives in your classroom.
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