This project allows students to apply their knowledge of perimeter, area, volume, and decimal calculations to a realistic and creative situation.
They are tasked with designing a new park that includes areas for swimming, playing, eating, and more.
They use their knowledge of perimeter when considering the size and shape of their park and the amount of fencing required.
They use their knowledge of area when dividing the park up into sections for different activities. An understanding of volume is used when considering filling the pool.
Finally, they use their knowledge of decimal calculations when determining the final price of the entire project. I asked my students to calculate by hand.
This project requires students to use creative and logical thinking skills, organization, careful calculating methods, and neat drawing/colouring. It is a great project to use as a summative assessment or to show parents at conferences.