Pumpkins Help Hembree Springs Students Learn Math

Hembree Springs first graders recently explored math in a unique way.

Hembree Springs first graders took pumpkin carving to a whole new level for Pumpkin Day.

First graders in seven classrooms used pumpkins to explore mathematical thinking, through estimation, measuring the circumference and weight of pumpkins. They made hypotheses on whether or not the pumpkins would sink or float. The students also estimated how many seeds would be found in each pumpkin, scooped them all out and counted every seed.

At the end of the special fall learning activity, students were surprised to find that pumpkins weighing over 14 pounds did, in fact, float and they even found one large pumpkin which had over 500 seeds.

Jackqueline November 03, 2011 at 06:02 PM
More and more such programs are needed in order to let children love math. Our present education system or public school does not always provide the challenges that can bring out the best from a student. Every American student has the capability to complete their school and hold postsecondary degrees. They have the expertise and talent; but schools fail to bring that out and we, the parents, need to depend on private tutors. However, considering the high rate of private tutors, I think online tutoring services could be a better option. Online tutoring services like tutorteddy help students by providing all essential helps, at the most reasonable cost. There are many students in our country, who can’t continue with their studies due to lack of proper guidance and poor financial background. Some of them offer online math scholarship program to help deserving underprivileged American students learning math at free of cost.


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