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Gardening: A Math Adventure

Lesson Description:
Students learn how math computations can be applied to a real life situation in planning the layout of a garden. Also, students learn about cooperation and teamwork in actually planting their garden. This lesson adheres to michigan content standards in math.
Lesson Type:
  • Group Work
  • Other

Sustainability Topic:
  • Gardening

Time Needed:
2 class periods
Standards Addressed:
Michigan content standards:
  • Math: ii.2.1, ii.2.5, iii.1.1, iv.2.3, v.1.2, vi.2.1

Materials Needed:
  • graph paper
  • colored pencils
  • pencil
  • paper
  • various seed packages (examples include pumpkin, corn, cantaloupe)

School or Group:
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
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