FoodPrints Curriculum

Data in the Garden


Applying Math in the Garden & Kitchen

Standards Alignment:

Common Core Math

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

3rd Grade


Spring / March


The purpose of this lesson is for students to understand the many ways that gardeners and farmers use data to grow food successfully. Students will practice collecting data from their school garden and use it to create tables and graphs to communicate what they find. They will also solve real world number problems related to farming and gardening.

Big Idea

Farmers and gardeners use data in many ways.

Guiding Questions

  • How can you organize and display data in a useful way? ​
  • Why do gardeners and farmers collect and use data?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson