Friday, October 2, 2009

Counting Seeds

One of our centers this round is to open up a gourd (locally grown in the school's garden) to see how many seeds it contains.

To count of such large numbers, the students place 10 seeds in cups and we count the cups filled this way.

A few of my scholars seem to grasp the idea of counting the total number of seeds by skip counting (by 10's) as we count the cups. But I can see that this concept sails well over the heads of most of the students. Oh, well. It's in the standards.

Today's team of seed counters found 150 seeds in the gourd. A few days ago a gourd yielded 320 seeds.

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