for Apple Day
students will make patterns, graphs, and count by
piece of butcher paper marked off in 3 columns to
make a graph.
outs of red, yellow, and green apples (or the students
may use red, yellow
and green crayons).
strips of paper (about 12" long).
with Apples Worksheet, if desired.
may choose to only do parts of this lesson, depending on
the age of the students and any time constraints.)
the students they are going to do a variety of math
activities with apples. They will graph,
pattern, and count by 5's.
- Make a whole class graph of the students' favorite
types of apples; red, green, or yellow. Each
student can choose an apple cut out, or make their own
with their crayons. Have the students place
their apple shape in the correct color column.
Ask the students questions such as; "Which color
apple do the most students like?" "How
many more children like red apples than green
apples?" "How many children like red
and green apples added together?"
- Give each student a long strip (about 12" long)
on which to make apple patterns. Using their red,
yellow, and green crayons (or cut outs, if available),
have the students create a pattern of colored
apples. Depending on the age of the students,
and how much they have been exposed to the concept of
patterning, their patterns may be as simple or as
complex as appropriate.
by 5's - Discuss with the students how many
aspects of apples happen in 5's.
1. There are 5 petals on an apple blossom.
2. Apple blossoms grow in clusters of 5's.
3.When an apple is cut in half, there is a 'star'
inside with 5 points. Given these facts, give
the students some math problems to compute the
answers. If desired, you may want to use the Counting
With Apples Worksheet.
apple prints and have the students count the star
points by 5's as well as stamp the apples to make a
pattern with red, yellow, and green paint.
the book, "Ten Apples Up on Top" by Theodore
LeSieg. Have the students create math problems
equaling ten. For example, 4 red apples plus 6
green apples = 10 apples. They can depict their
math problems with red, yellow, and green crayons.