- Go to the store to buy apples.
- How many apples make a pound? (
*counting*and*weight*) - What will be the price the amount you need to buy? (Weigh your apples, then
*multiply*it by the cost per pound to find your total. - Is your bunch of apples within your budget? (Give a
*budget*amount-like $3- and have them stay within that amount.) - Can you figure out the amount of change from your budgeted amount? (
*money*and*subtraction*) - Eating apples.
- How many bites does it take you to eat a whole apple? (
*counting*) How long did that take? (*Time*it and see!) Find the*average*time for each bite. (Take your number of bites*divided*by the total time.) - Cut the apple into slices (eighth is probably easiest). (
*fractions*) - How many slices can you eat? (
*adding fractions*) - If you have to share the apples with a group--divvy them out equally. (
*dividing fractions*). Are there any left over? Can you cut the piece to divide the apples equally? - Time your group of apple eaters for a minute and count how many apple fractions are left compared to your total. (
*subtracting fractions*) - Random other ideas...
- Make
*patterns*with colored apples. - Find the circumference around the circle part of your apple. (
*geometry measurements*) - How many apples fit in different size bowls. (
*counting*and*spacial measurement*) - Make
*graphs*using apples. - Who in the class likes green vs. red?

**What other things can you do with your student/child and APPLES?**