Students work in pairs taking measurements of a tree. They measure the trunk, crown, and height using vertical and horizontal measurement. Then students create a bar graph using the information they gathered.
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Backyard Building - Area and Perimeter
Turn young mathematicians into landscape architects with this four-lesson series on area and perimeter. Beginning with a basic introduction to calculating perimeter and area using non-standard units of measurement, this instructional...
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Math
Choose to supplement your probability unit with this resource and you won't be disappointed with the outcome. Teach young mathematicians to organize information using tree diagrams and lists in order to determine the possible outcomes of...
4th - 7th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Geometry Part 2: Measurement in 2- and 3-Dimensions, Plane Sections of Solids
What kind of tree does a math teacher climb? A geometry! Here is a lesson that includes all the geometry resources you could ever wish for in one comprehensive workbook. Class members demonstrate what they have learned by determining the...
6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
A Holiday Tradition: Which Christmas Tree Will You Choose?
Different varieties of Christmas trees provide an interesting way to combine social studies, science, math, and technology. Class members not only research the history of the Christmas tree holiday tradition, they compare and contrast...
3rd - 4th Math
Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
3rd - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable