Lesson Plan

Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

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Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and design gardens that could be created at their own homes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Divide up the activities over several weeks, according to your curriculum
  • If you don't have a class garden, have kids create a garden out of construction paper for a bulletin board
  • Includes worksheets and rubrics for assessment
  • Addresses a wide range of skills, including math, science, and language arts
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