Covers standards: 3.OA.1, 3.OA.3, 3.OA.5, 3.OA.9
I used this PBL activity with my third grade gifted pull out class as an enrichment project during math, and they loved it! Could be used as enrichment work for high achievers, or as a whole group project for older children.
The Scenario: Fluffy Puppy Inc. is the leading provider in everything puppy. This company has just purchased a plot of land, and is planning on building a top-of-the-line puppy hotel. Forget what you already know about dog boarding. This new hotel will feature individual doghouses and yards for each dog, and a large area for a dog park. The plot of land is 28 by 36 feet. Each doghouse is the same size in square feet, but no two houses will have the same dimensions, making them each unique in their own way. Your job is to divide the land into plots that are each 36 square feet. Each plot also needs to include a doghouse, which is 24 square feet. In addition, there needs to be enough room for a large dog park.