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#### Food & Agriculture *(1)*

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The math concepts of counting, estimation and statistics come to life in an outdoor learning experience that also fosters interest in gardening and nature. As students extract seeds from pumpkins, they use a wide range of math skills to answer questions about their findings. This simple lesson also provides an authentic and meaningful message about the cultural value of pumpkins as a food source around the world.

This resource supports Math outcomes related to counting by 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, recording data and presenting data using bar graphs. There are also many opportunities to extend the learning to include science content through additional activities that engage students in learning about the plant growth process.

This activity requires the use of several pumpkins. Rather than discard the seeds and flesh a class could roast the seeds and use the flesh to make pies or a soup that could be used as the basis of a school awareness project that supports Social Studies outcomes related to world issues. A free lunch featuring the pumpkin recipes might become the basis of a campaign to reduce food waste while teaching others about the value of simple crops in alleviating hunger in developing countries.

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**Step 1**Select a province- Alberta
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 3
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Number: Quantity is measured with numbers that enable counting, labelling, comparing, and operating
- Statistics: The science of collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting data can inform understanding and decision making.

- Grade 4
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Engaging with various forms of communication and expression allows us to represent and interpret our understandings of the world in multiple ways
- Number: Quantity is measured with numbers that enable counting, labelling, comparing, and operating.
- Organizing and representing quantitative information develops additive and multiplicative thinking to make meaningful connections and support problem solving
- Statistics: The science of collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting data can inform understanding and decision making.

- Grade 5
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Number: Quantity is measured with numbers that enable counting, labelling, comparing, and operating.
- Statistics: The science of collecting, analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting data can inform understanding and decision making.

- British Columbia
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 3
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Fractions are a type of number that can represent quantities
- The likelihood of possible outcomes can be examined, compared, and interpreted

- Grade 4
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing and interpreting experiments in data probability develops an understanding of chance
- Fractions and decimals are types of numbers that can represent quantities

- Grade 5
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data represented in graphs can be used to show many-to-one correspondence
- Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions

- Manitoba
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**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Number
- Statistics & Probability

- Social Studies
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Communities of the World: Communities of the World
- Communities of the World: Exploring the World

- Grade 4
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- Statistics & Probability

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**Step 4**Relevant matches- Number
- Statistics & Probability

- New Brunswick
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- Grade 4
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- Statistics and Probability

- Social Studies
**Step 4**Relevant matches- My Province, Exploration, History of the Atlantic Region: Geography

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- Statistics and Probability

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- Northwest Territories
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**Step 4**Relevant matches- Communities of the World: Communities of the World
- Communities of the World: Exploring the World

- Grade 4
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing and interpreting experiments in data probability develops an understanding of chance
- Fractions and decimals are types of numbers that can represent quantities

- Grade 5
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data represented in graphs can be used to show many-to-one correspondence
- Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions

- Nova Scotia
- Nunavut
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 3
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Number
- Statistics & Probability

- Science
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Life Systems: Growth and Changes in Plants

- Social Studies
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Connecting With the World: Global Connections

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- Statistics & Probability

- Ontario
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- Number

- Science & Technology
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Life Systems: Growth & Changes in Plants

- Grade 4
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**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data
- Number

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- Number

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**Step 4**Relevant matches- Arithmetic
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**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Arithmetic
- Statistics & Probability

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- Grade 5
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Arithmetic
- Statistics and Probability

- Science & Technology
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- Saskatchewan
- Yukon Territory
**Step 2**Select a grade level- Grade 3
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Fractions are a type of number that can represent quantities
- The likelihood of possible outcomes can be examined, compared, and interpreted

- Grade 4
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Analyzing and interpreting experiments in data probability develops an understanding of chance
- Fractions and decimals are types of numbers that can represent quantities

- Grade 5
**Step 3**Select a subject- Math
**Step 4**Relevant matches- Data represented in graphs can be used to show many-to-one correspondence
- Numbers describe quantities that can be represented by equivalent fractions

- Local Food

- Hunger and Malnutrition