BIG Pumpkins!

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How big is the biggest pumpkin you've ever seen? Did it weigh over a ton—literally? Young learners view pictures of some record-breaking pumpkins, including some that weighed over 1,300 pounds, before answering five word problems about the weights of the pumpkins.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Include as a warm-up activity or homework assignment on Halloween
  • Have class members share their stories with peers and in front of the class if they'd like
Classroom Considerations

  • Latest record is from 2003; have class members research additional records to enhance the activity

  • Addresses both rounding and addition skills
  • Includes narrative writing exercises

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