Garden Math Magic

IMG_1459Today at Stevenson Elementary it was yet another rainy day on campus.   Once again I held garden class inside.  I applied their math skills to a seed production problem.  I gave them all 5 blue corn seeds and told them that on average one ear has 200 seeds and one plant has 4 ears.  With some multiplication reasoning, we concluded that these 5 seeds had the potential to make 4,000 seeds!

It’s so satisfying to see textbook math problems come to life.   All my students now have 5 seeds tucked away, with the potential to grow 4,000 seeds next summer!
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Jessica Brown