# Pumpkin Predictions Campus Math Project

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Campus Math Project
Purpose:
To get the students at A&M Consolidated Middle
School to use their mathematical understanding
and estimation skills to correctly identify the
unknown weight, number of seeds, and
circumference of a giant pumpkin.
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Preparation:
•Pass out flyers to all math teachers encouraging students to
participate
•Purchase pumpkin
•Weigh pumpkin
•Draw line for the circumference
•Design enticing board with pumpkin facts and a place to display
winners
•Copy several pumpkin prediction sheets for students to fill out
•Prepare boxes for students to insert their estimations in
•Have three prizes for the winner of each category
•Make a school-wide announcement
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Example of flyer sent to all Math teachers:

Pumpkin Fun
Attention Math Teachers:
On Tuesday October 19th the Aggie Interns will be
holding a contest during all the lunch periods. Please
encourage all of your students to come by the pumpkin table
in the cafeteria and guess the Giant Pumpkin’s weight,
circumference, and number of seeds. Prizes will be awarded
on Wednesday to the students with the closest guess in each
category.
Thank you,
The Aggie interns
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Pumpkin prediction board and boxes for students to
submit their estimations:
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Student prediction sheets:

Pumpkin Predictions Pumpkin Predictions Pumpkin Predictions

Weight          Number of Seeds       Circumference

Name:___________ Name:___________ Name:___________

Estimation:_______   Estimation:_______   Estimation:_______
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Pumpkin Prediction Day 1:
• Set up board, submitting boxes, prediction sheets, and
pumpkin
• Supervise pumpkin table for all 3 lunches
• Make sure students are:
– Making predictions and recording them on their prediction
sheets
– Submitting the right prediction sheets into the appropriate box
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And the winner is…
• Take pumpkin home
• Gather prediction sheets and select the closest estimation in
each category
• Post winners on the Pumpkin Prediction Board
• Make a school-wide announcement with the winners of
Pumpkin Predictions
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
Pumpkin Predictions Day 2:
• Announce winners on announcements
• Set up board with winners posted
• Carve school’s mascot in the pumpkin (display with the
Pumpkin Predictions board)
• Pass out prizes to the 3 winners
Pumpkin Predictions
Campus Math Project
A&M Consolidated Middle School’s Pumpkin Predictions
was a huge SUCCESS!
We had over 300 students participate

Students practiced their estimation skills and
refreshed their memories regarding
circumference

Even teachers got involved!