This 11-page article presents a hands-on, open-ended activity from "Investigations", a regular feature of Teaching Children Mathematics. The activity focuses on teaching data analysis and algebra through measuring the attributes of pumpkins. The four-day investigation is discussed through lesson plans and support resources.


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