FoodPrints Curriculum

Garden Planning


Applying Math in the Garden & Kitchen

Standards Alignment:

Common Core Math

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

3rd Grade


Winter / February


The purpose of this lesson is for students to prepare for spring planting. They will measure the garden beds and read seed packets for spacing requirements in order to determine the number of seeds needed for square foot gardening. They will also practice calculating the area of a garden bed and use a calendar to determine when to plant seeds for a certain harvest date.

Big Idea

Gardeners and farmers plan for their gardens during the winter months.

Guiding Questions

  • Why is planning important for gardeners and farmers?
  • How is math important in gardening and farming?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson