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## #1569. Veggies and Numbers

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Nov 7 07:34:36 PST 2000 by Emilie Thibodeau (tpl42@hotmail.com).
Indiana University of PA, Indiana, PA
Materials Required: How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer, carrot sticks, posters of different vegetables
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: Health and Mathematics working together

I. LESSON TITLE: VEGGIES AND NUMBERS
Teacher’s Name: Emilie Thibodeau
Instruction Time: 30 minutes
Primary Discipline: Health and Mathematics

II. BEHAVIORAL OBJECTIVES:

Cognitive Objectives:
a)TLW explain the importance of vegetables in a healthy diet.
b)TLW be able to complete subtraction problems working with carrot sticks.
Affective Objectives:
a) TLW contribute his/her feelings about the picture book How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer in a group discussion.

Psychomotor Objectives:
a) TLW work with carrot sticks to create subtraction problems.

III. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

Following this activity, students will be able to:
a)Recognize the importance of vegetables in our daily diets.
b)Demonstrate mathematic skills in subtraction working with vegetables (carrot sticks).
c)Visually recognize a variety of vegetables.

IV. MATERIALS NEEDED:
1.) How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer
2.) Carrot sticks
3.) Posters of various vegetables

V. PURPOSE/OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this lesson is to teach students the importance of vegetables in their daily diet. Students will be able to visually recognize a variety of vegetables located on the posters in the front of the classroom. Students will name the different vegetables they see in the picture book How Many Veggies?

VI. ACTIVITIES/PROCEDURE:

The teacher will read the picture book How Many Veggies? by Phil Vischer to the students as an opening activity. After reading the picture book, the teacher will talk to the students about the importance of vegetables in their daily diet. The teacher will have posters located in the front of the classroom with different types of vegetables and discuss with the students each type of vegetable on the posters.

The teacher will pass out plastic bags with ten carrot sticks in each to all of the students. The teacher will explain to the students that they are going to work with subtraction using carrots, which are vegetables. The teacher will lead students through the mathematics lesson using the carrot sticks. The teacher will have students take two carrot sticks away and ask for volunteers to answer the problem. Once the teacher has completed the subtraction lesson, students will eat the carrot sticks. The teacher will have students raise their hands and name any type of vegetable they can think of while eating the carrots. The teacher will create a list of vegetables that the students name on the board.

VII. EVALUATION:
Students are able to:
Explain the importance of vegetables in our daily diet.

Explain subtraction problems using vegetables.

Name a variety of vegetables that they learned about while reading the picture book How Many Veggies? and from the posters.