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From Grove to You

From Grove to You


Brief Description:

Students will trace the production of oranges from the grove to the store as fresh fruit and as juice. Students will become citrus growers and join a co-op to determine the best ways to market and sell their fruit. Students will solve a real-world citrus mathematics problem.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Identify steps of citrus production from the tree to the store.
  2. Calculate the acreage needed for a citrus grove based on a real-life example.
  3. Describe the purpose, structure and function of a cooperative.
  4. Use the Internet to obtain information about orange juice production.

Two, 45 minute class periods, plus time for Internet research