Sanity Saver: Carrot Math

Sponsored by: BlueCross BlueShield of WNY

Written by: Dan Walsh
STEM Educator

Supplies ideas:

Orange, green, and brown construction paper, glue, scissors, pencil, marker

Sanity Saver: Carrot Math

Length:

10-15 minutes

Academic Subjects:

Math

This lesson supports the following standards:  K.CC.A.3 Write numbers from 0 to 20 K.CC.B.4 4.
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.

Directions for Carrot Math:  

Carrots are a healthy and nutritious snack! Did you know carrots grow underground, and their leaves grow above ground!? This morning when Farmer Dan went out to walk the fields, he noticed a ton of carrots popped up through the ground. He was very surprised! But Farmer Dan needs our help counting the leaves on each carrot. Can we help him!?

1.) Using our green construction paper, we are going to cut out six leaves. The leaves should be about two inches long.    

2.) Trace out three carrots and then cut them out.   

Sanity Saver: Carrot Math

3.) Glue the carrots onto the brown piece of construction paper. Make sure they are all facing the same way and have room for the leaves on the top.

4.) Write 1,2,3 on the carrots separately.

5.) Have the child match the number to the right amount of leaves and glue them down!   

Sanity Saver: Carrot Math

Vocabulary:

Silo– a tower that stores grain, which is sometimes used as food for the animals. 
Barn– a large building where grain and hay can be stored, and animals can live.
Tractor– a strong work vehicle that can haul farm tools or trailers.