This Program Is Aligned with National Standards in Math and Health
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About This Unit

SUBJECT
Math, Addition and Subtraction, Charts and Graphs, Data Analysis, Fractions and Decimals, Multiplication and Division, Health and Safety, Food and Nutrition, Word Problems

GRADE
3-4

DURATION
1 Class Period

COLLECTION
Discovering Healthy Eating

Crunch the Numbers: do more math, eat more fruits and vegetables Eat healthy and learn math skills with Crunch the Numbers.

Crunch the Numbers

 
Dear Teacher: Welcome to "Crunch the Numbers," a standards-based math program. Developed by Scholastic and generously sponsored by Produce Marketing Association, these materials show students how to make fruits and vegetables a delicious and healthy part of their lives—because more matters!

OBJECTIVE

  • Students will learn to add and subtract two- and three-digit numbers.
  • Students will learn to use a pie chart to identify and add fractions and percents.
  • Students will learn to solve word problems using fractions and number operations.
  • Students will learn to record data in tables and show data in graphs.
  • Students will understand that fruits and vegetables are healthy options for a snack.
  • Students will understand that antioxidants exist within colorful fruits and vegetables.
  • Students will learn to recognize and try new kinds of fruits and vegetables, such as those popular in other cultures.
  • Students will set goals to eat more fruits and vegetables and use tables and graphs to track their progress.

LESSONS FOR THIS UNIT
Lesson 1: Snack Time
Lesson 2: A Rainbow of Fruits & Vegetables
Lesson 3: Fruit Pursuit: Word Problems
Lesson 4: Eat More Fruits & Veggies!

REPRODUCIBLES
Classroom Poster: Crunch the Numbers (PDF)
Real-World Reference Page(for students to complete Real-World Worksheets 1 & 2): Fresh from the Farm (PDF)
Real-World Worksheet 1: Pay the Grocer! (PDF)
Real-World Worksheet 2: Saturday Morning at the Market (PDF)
Family Take-Home Page 1: Crunch the Numbers (PDF)
Family Take-Home Page 2: Where Can You Find Fruits and Vegetables (PDF)
Standards Alignment (PDF)
Worksheet 1: Snack Time (PDF)
Worksheet 2: A Rainbow of Fruits & Vegetables (PDF)
Worksheet 3: Fruit Pursuit: Word Problems (PDF)

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