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Mathematics in the Garden

In addition to a love of plants and flowers, professional gardeners are required to know basic math skills. Learn to use the appropriate measuring tools and mathematical concepts to solve real-world problems in a garden setting.

K-2: Students search for geometric shapes in nature and use tools to measure objects in the garden.

3-5: Students use tools to measure objects in the garden and practice using formulas to calculate perimeter, area, and volume.

6-8: Students discover the purpose of measuring as they complete a hands-on measuring mission in the garden, using formulas to calculate perimeter, area, and volume.

Pre- and Post-Activities for Go Figure

Common Core Standard for Mathematics

  • K.MD.A.1, K.MD.A.2, K.G.A.1, K.G.B.4, K.G.B.6
  • 1.MD.A.1, 1.MD.A.2
  • 2.MD.A.1, 2.MD.A.2, 2.MD.A.3, 2.MD.A.4
  • 3.MD.C.5, 3.MD.C.5a, 3.MD.C.6, 3.MD.D.8
  • 4.MD.A.1, 4.MD.A.3
  • 5.MD.A.1, 5.MD.C.3, 5.MD.C.3a, 5.MD.C.4, 5.MD.C.5, 5.MD.C.5b
  • 6.G.A.1, 6.G.A.2
  • 7.G.A.1, 7.G.B.6
  • 8.G.A.2, 8.G.B.7, 8.G.C.9

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