Crop Multiplication -- Out Teach

Explore:

Divide students into teams and give each team a hand out of the square feet gardening recommendations.

Give students the length and width of the vegetable beds and have them determine the area.

Optional: have students lay out string to show the square feet on the vegetable bed. This can be helpful for students who need extra visualization.

Instruct students to draw a rectangle with the square foot grid on it and label each square with the vegetable and number they would like to plant.

For example:

• Carrots - 16

• Carrots- 16

• Carrots - 16

• Carrots - 16

• Onions - 9

• Onions - 9

• Beans- 4

• Beans- 4

Guiding Questions:

How much of that vegetable would you have in (x amount) of square feet?

Why do you think the numbers are different for different crops?