Pumpkin Math with a REAL pumpkin! (Older Elementary)

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This is a 3-page printable math lesson using REAL pumpkins! Pick up a huge pumpkin and a tiny pumpkin and you’re set! I have done all four parts to this in one long lesson, or I have split it up over 4 days. Use as you’d like!

It covers:
• Weighing the pumpkin. I also have each student predict the weight.
• Measuring the circumference. I hold out a length of yarn and each student cuts it to the length they think will go around the pumpkin. Then we measure the actual length and each student finds out if their guess was “shorter,” “longer,” or “just right!”
• Count the lines on the pumpkin.
• Count the seeds. This is so FUN and MESSY! Give yourself plenty of time for this! I have the kids sit at tables, then scoop (or let the kids grab!) a scoop of pumpkin guts. They separate the seeds into piles of ten, then we count by tens as a class. Large pumpkins generally have around 600 seeds!

If you teach primary grades (pre-K through 2nd), I'd recommend the easier version of this. Check out this link: Pumpkin Math- Primary

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This resource was created by Laura Risdall. All rights are reserved by the author. With the purchase of this resource you have permission to print and copy it for single classroom use only. Electronic sharing and distribution is prohibited. Please contact me with any questions at laura.risdall@gmail.com.
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