Math lends itself to many activities.
Have students do some of all of the following from looking at the headstones:
Find the age at time of death.
Find the oldest person.
Find the oldest grave.
Find the most recent grave.
Find the Average age of people buried in a given year of decade.
Find the Geometric Shapes of stones---spheres, pyramids, rectangles, cylinders, cones, cubes, combinations of these.
Find the number of years since someone has been buried in the cemetery.
Start with the earliest you know you can find graves for
at the cemetery.
Make a chart something like this.
AVERAGE LIFE SPANS
THROUGH THE YEARS
Record the following infromation:
Three females and three males born between the years 1800-1809
Year of Birth
Year of Death
Do this up to the present time. When the students
return to school, make one master copy on a spreadsheet.
With that information you can make graphs men vs. women
in lifespan, 1800's vs 1900's lifespans, etc... You should
be able to create a wealth of math problems from this.