Today 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!