Open-ended Math projects challenge students to come up with different solutions to problems - there is no one right answer.
In this project students must design a garden for butterflies and bees. They must choose and purchase plants, lay out a grid design (finding area), draw/design a side view plan and work out the final cost of their garden design.
Concepts covered include: addition, subtraction and multiplication of money and finding area. Critical thinking is required!
My class loves open-ended projects and are always asking for more. I hope you enjoy them too. There are several other types of open-ended project available in the store.
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The Pumpkin Patch Contest
If you are unfamiliar with this type of learning you may want to look at the freebie project Terrific Tortoise to see what an open-ended project looks like.
This resource pairs nicely with a similarly themed word problem pack.
Problems in the Garden