Pumpkin Predictions Campus Math Project

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					  Pumpkin Predictions
  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:
•Check with administration
•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
          Pumpkin Predictions
          Campus Math Project
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!

                     Coaches, teachers, administrators, and the
                           students loved this project

				
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