FoodPrints Curriculum

Measuring in the Garden


Applying Math in the Garden & Kitchen

Standards Alignment:

Common Core Math

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

2nd Grade


Winter / February


The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice measuring skills in the garden. Students will estimate the length of the garden beds and use standard and non-standard units of measurement to compare the sizes of different garden beds. Students will then partition beds into square feet to prepare beds for spring planting.

Big Idea

Measuring is important as we plan our spring garden.

Guiding Questions

  • Why is it important to plan a garden before starting to plant?
  • How do farmers and gardeners use math to design and plant their farms and gardens?

Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson