Saturday, November 7, 2015

How Many Seeds In a Pumpkin?

It all started with this book:

Mr. Tiffin asks his class this question as they look at the small, medium, and large pumpkins on his desk. This leads the class to make predictions, get their hands messy, and explore counting larger numbers. Which pumpkin had the most seeds? Read the book or ask your child!

And now...our Pumpkin Project:

Small, small medium, medium, and large pumpkins

 Pink post-its: which pumpkin do you want to work with?
Blue post-its: which pumpkin do you think has the most seeds?

Medium pumpkin - Messy work!

 Small medium madness too!

Small pumpkin hiding behind the bowl!

Large pumpkin for many hands!


Counting the largest seeds from the largest pumpkin.

Groups of 10.

 Lines of 10.

Careful counting.

And the winner is...the largest pumpkin had the most with 525 seeds!
Look how close the other pumpkins were with their seed count!

We had a lot of fun doing this project!

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