Nov. 2, 2016 - Pumpkins - not just for jack-o-lanterns!
Students in Mrs. Herman’s
kindergarten class at Berea Elementary School participated in a fun math lesson
using some props that are plentiful this time of year – pumpkins!
On “Pumpkin Math Day,”
fifth-grade mathmaticians and parent helpers assisted the kindergarten students
with solving math problems using the pumpkins. Students weighed the pumpkins,
used unifix cubes to measure the height of their pumpkin and measured each
pumpkin’s circumference. Using these measurements, they hypothesized whether
their pumpkins would sink or float in a pumpkin of water and then tested their
predictions by placing the pumpkins in a bucket of water.
The kindergarten students
recorded their discoveries on data sheets, and discussed their findings at the
end of the event.
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