This engaging curriculum uses a mathematical lens to take children on an education-filled journey in the garden. Its 36 standards-based activities hone math skills while promoting inquiry, language arts, and nutrition. Through funding from the National Science Foundation, Math in the Garden was developed to support mathematics and science standards and all of the lessons were extensively trial-tested by formal and informal educators and youth leaders nationwide.
Quotes from pilot educators from Brooklyn Botanic Garden:
“Practical – kids use math to do something ‘real'.”
“Seeing math come alive in the garden, the children got it. It provides them with skills they can apply to the rest of the lives such as measuring, organization and using tools.”
View a sample lesson plan called Area & Perimeter of Leaves.