# "Fall" Into Math

## North Coventry Title I Math Newsletter

## FALL ACTIVITIES THAT INCORPORATE MATH SKILLS

The fall is a wonderful time to be outside! Whether it be hayrides, pumpkin and apple picking or taking a walk outside-math can easily be incorporated. Read below for ways you can help at home, plus some fun, fall math games for the entire family!

## HOW HEAVY IS A PUMPKIN?For the primary learner:
1. weighing pumpkins and using non standard units to make comparative weights (what weighs about the same as this pumpkin?) 2. Counting the seeds in a pumpkin and comparing
For the intermediate learner:
1. Estimating the weight
2. Comparing weight and converting pounds/ounces, grams/kilograms
3. Finding the weight and representing it with money
4. Writing number stories related to pumpkins | ## APPLES GALORE!For the primary learner:
1. *Fingerprint Counting (see below for illustration) 2. Addition and subtraction word problems (using real apples for more fun)!
For the intermediate learner:
1. Fraction Work: cutting apples and determining fraction of the whole, adding/subtracting/multiplying and dividing fractions using the apples
2. Find the approximate volume of an apple by drawing a mathematical model (hint: box using l x w x h) | ## CANDY CORN COUNT!For the primary learner:
1. Making groups and practice skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's. 2. Word problems (+ and -) using real candy corn as manipulatives 3. Making piles of candy corn and making greater than/less than comparisons 4. *Candy Corn Comparisons (see below for illustration)
For the intermediate learner:
1. Estimation (how many are in the bag?) 2. Given a set number of candy corns, how many different ways they can evenly be grouped (division)?
3. Using multiple groups of candy corn, multiply the total amount. |

## HOW HEAVY IS A PUMPKIN?

For the primary learner:

1. weighing pumpkins and using non standard units to make comparative weights (what weighs about the same as this pumpkin?)

2. Counting the seeds in a pumpkin and comparing

For the intermediate learner:

1. Estimating the weight

2. Comparing weight and converting pounds/ounces, grams/kilograms

3. Finding the weight and representing it with money

4. Writing number stories related to pumpkins

## APPLES GALORE!

For the primary learner:

1. *Fingerprint Counting (see below for illustration)

2. Addition and subtraction word problems (using real apples for more fun)!

For the intermediate learner:

1. Fraction Work: cutting apples and determining fraction of the whole, adding/subtracting/multiplying and dividing fractions using the apples

2. Find the approximate volume of an apple by drawing a mathematical model (hint: box using l x w x h)

## CANDY CORN COUNT!

For the primary learner:

1. Making groups and practice skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's.

2. Word problems (+ and -) using real candy corn as manipulatives

3. Making piles of candy corn and making greater than/less than comparisons

4. *Candy Corn Comparisons (see below for illustration)

For the intermediate learner:

1. Estimation (how many are in the bag?)

2. Given a set number of candy corns, how many different ways they can evenly be grouped (division)?

3. Using multiple groups of candy corn, multiply the total amount.

## FACT PRACTICE GAMES OF THE SEASON

## North Coventry Title I Math Team

Mrs. Rachel Lemuell rlemuell@ojrsd.com