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PROJECT - Park Design (Mathematics)

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Math Park Design Project
Appropriate for grades 4-6 & Homeschool

This 3 week project will allow your students to design their very own city park according to specifications provided by the city and a moderate budget. They will use the equipment sold on www.gametime.com to make choices about what they wish they had in a park in their neighborhood. But building a park is more complicated than just picking a park and planting trees. Students will have to calculate areas for a dog park, basketball courts and even the concrete running path that they will include in their park. Students will have to consider which surfacing option for their playground will be the most efficient or cheapest. Prices of these can vary by the ton or the cubic feet that they occupy. Students will be converting units, calculating volumes and areas, deciding on cost effectiveness, and balancing a budget to create the most exciting park they can that still follows the city's requirements.

This product contains:
     ☆Step-by-Step Instructions
     ☆Items & Specifications Page
     ☆Budgeting Spreadsheet
     ☆Building an Ideal Park Brainstorming Sheet
     ☆Map / Blueprint Printable
     ☆Extension Activities
     ☆Project Examples
Update (May 2016):
     ☆Changed map scale for square width to an easier divisor (5 feet)
     ☆Included my example and a student example of a finished map

After teaching many weeks of decimal multiplication and division and getting some practice balancing budgets, I wanted a way to let my students practice these skills using a bit of their own creativity and choice.

When they finish their project designs they have their choice of 4 extension activities including designing a radio advertisement to raise money for the park, writing a letter to the mayor, creating a project proposal for a board meeting, or designing a brochure to bring new people to the park.

Besides this file, you may require:
     ☆Computers/iPads for the students to use gametime.com
     ☆Rulers for accurate map drawing
     ☆Calculators (optional)

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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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