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Tree Math


Invite children to look at the kinds of trees around your school. Then on an easel pad draw a simple graph. Choose up to four kinds of trees that you have seen and draw a likeness of each kind down the left side of the graph. To the right of each tree, draw a grid of boxes across the page. Let children count how many of each kind of tree they see. Then color one box on the graph to represent each tree counted. When you have completed your graph, have children use it to answer questions about the trees around your school.


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