Tree Growth Mathematics
Students will learn how to identify the two basic groups of oak trees, the dominant tree species in the Oak Openings Region oaks, and also learn the basic identification features of maple trees, a common genus of trees found in suburban and urban settings. Students will then learn about the various methods used to estimate the age of a tree. They will estimate the age of living trees using a non-intrusive measurement method and will work in teams to measure the diameters of various tree species in their schoolyard (or within a conservation area in the Oak Openings region, if a field trip is authorized).
Ohio’s New Learning Standards- Mathematics
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.
Ohio’s New Learning Standards ELA-Speaking and Listening Skills
Pose and respond to specific questions by making comments that contribute to the discussion and elaborate on the remarks of others.
Review the key ideas expressed and draw conclusions in light of of information and knowledge gained from the discussions.
Tree Growth Mathematics Lesson Plan- Word document
Guess My Age Worksheet– Word document