Educator Resources for Flower Power
In Flower Power, students must use their knowledge of fractions and decimals to make as much money as possible through growing and harvesting valuable and exotic flowers. Flower stems must be ordered with large fraction blooms at the top and small fraction blooms at the bottom. Later in the game, the blooms display decimals. When a stem grows to its full height of seven blooms, it will stop growing and students have the opportunity to either harvest it or wait and allow it to be pollinated by a bee. Students can develop more interesting varieties by growing simple flowers and leaving them to pollinate and seed. New and improved strains will germinate from perfectly-ordered flowers. Guide students to understand strategies for balancing pollination and harvesting to achieve a high score as they demonstrate mastery of fractions and decimals.
In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3 through 8, students use BrainPOP resources and hands-on collaborative activities to order fractions and decimals. Students then practice and apply fraction and decimal concepts through online interactive game play. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards. See more »