One Grain of Rice

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One grain of rice can save an entire village. Scholars use the book One Grain of Rice by Demi to investigate exponential growth. One grain of rice grows to become over one billion grains of rice—and can feed a lot of people!

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • See if the school's library has the book and read it to the class
  • Use the provided questions as group discussion prompts
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners should be familiar with exponential growth

  • Includes an activity sheet for the lesson
  • Lists some possible assessment options

  • Context is not likely to be relevant to pupils' lives