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About This Lesson Plan

SUBJECT
Addition and Subtraction, Charts and Graphs, Multiplication and Division, Health and Safety, Food and Nutrition

GRADE
3-4

DURATION
40 Mins

UNIT PLAN
Crunch the Numbers

Crunch the Numbers: Do More Math, Eat More Fruits and Vegetables

Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

 In Lesson 4 below, students chart a path for healthy success in school and life by learning how to use graphs and tables to read data, and to track how many fruits and vegetables they eat over time.

OBJECTIVE

Students will learn to record data in tables and show data in graphs; set goals to eat more fruits and vegetables; and use tables and graphs to track their progress.

MATERIALS


Real-World Activities:
Real-World Reference Page: Fresh from the Farm (PDF)
Real-World Worksheet 1: Pay the Grocer! (PDF)
Real-World Worksheet 2: Saturday Morning at the Market (PDF)

 

SET UP AND PREPARE
Time Required: One 40-minute class

DIRECTIONS

  1. Remind students that fruits and vegetables are an important part of staying healthy. Ask students to think about how many fruits and vegetables they each ate yesterday.
  2. Explain that over the next week, they will use a table to chart the fruits and vegetables they eat each day. On a separate piece of paper, have students create a simple table. (You might draw an empty table on the board for students to follow.) Tell students that their goal is to eat more fruits and vegetables by the end of the week than they did at the beginning of the week.
  3. At the end of the following week, have students use their table data to create a day-by-day line or bar graph to show how many fruits and vegetables they ate each day. Did the tracking exercise help them to eat more fruits and vegetables each day? Use the graph to encourage students to eat more fruits and vegetables the following week.

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