Voluminous Veggies in the Math Garden

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What do rectangular watermelons, the game of Battleship, and soil beds have in common? Explore the relationship between area and volume with an educational lesson about gardening and geometry. Kids work in pairs to calculate the total volume of edible plant parts that are harvested from the class garden. They then use what they have learned in order to design a new garden, which will maximize the growing space to the fullest extent. 

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CCSS: Designed
Concepts

Instructional Ideas

  • Break up the lesson over several weeks in your unit about geometry, or when studying the benefits of gardening
Classroom Considerations

  • Learning objectives on the first page are incorrect; they are based on a previous lesson in the series and do not reflect the learning goals in this lesson
Pros

  • Provides a rubric for assessing all skills necessary for the lesson
  • Most activities do not require access to a class garden
Cons

  • None