Welcome to the vibrant and bustling world of the farmers' market! The sights and smells of fresh produce, the sound of vendors calling out their wares, and the excitement of discovering new and delicious fruits and vegetables await you. The farmers market is the perfect place to support your local community and, interestingly, to teach students about basic math concepts :) One way to make learning addition fun and interactive is by using real-life situations, such as selling produce at the farmers market.

So grab your shopping bags, and let's explore the bounty of the harvest (and learning) together!

Printable & Activity Objectives

Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 1-2 hours, Items Needed: Writing and colouring pencils

This activity will allow students to learn about basic addition through role playing as store owners at a farmers' market.

It will help your child or student with:

  1. Enhancing Mathematical Understanding: By applying mathematical concepts to real-life situations, students gain a deeper understanding of the subject.
  2. Provides a Meaningful Learning Experience: Using real-life situations to teach addition provides students with a meaningful learning experience that they can relate to and apply in their daily lives.
  3. Community Building: Farmers' markets are an important example of communities getting together to support the local producers.

Let's start learning!

How to Get Started

Simple steps to start:

Research and learn more farmers markets and the important role communities can play by supporting farmers market. Here's a interesting educational video about "what's cool about farmers market".

Sample Lesson Plan:

  1. Introduction to the Farmers Market: Introduce the concept of a farmers market to students. Explain what it is, what types of products are sold, and why it is important.
  2. Shopping for Produce: Divide the students into groups and give each group a budget. Then, ask them to shop for produce at the farmers market within their budget.
  3. Addition Exercise: After the students have finished shopping, ask them to add up the total cost of their purchases.
  4. Mock Farmers' Market: Ask the students to set up a mock farmers market in the classroom. Then, have them sell the product (paper cut outs) to their classmates.
  5. Addition Exercise: Students have sold their produce; ask them to add up their total sales.
  • Get started on the printable worksheet!

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What's in the Printable Worksheet Pack

This printable activity pack consists of 5 creative printable worksheets. Here's what it consists of:

  • 1 Farmers' market vegetable produce labelling and price sheets
  • 2 Farmers' market vegetable produce math (addition) exercise sheets
  • 1 Farmers' market vegetable produce labelling and price template
  • 1 Farmers' market vegetable produce math (addition) exercise template

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