The Heaviest Pumpkin

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Students will find at least three ways to express the weight of the world's heaviest pumpkin.

The Guinness World Record for heaviest pumpkin (including a photo!).

Encourage students to make reasonable choices when rounding numbers. We don't always need exact calculations.

Possible units:


  1. First, students will make a guess. How much does the heaviest pumpkin in the world weigh?
  2. Then, they'll convert that measurement into units of their choosing. I demonstrate with "Mr. Byrds."


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