Real World Math - STEM, RTI Math, Landscape Architecture

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This Real World Math course includes STEM, RTI Math, Measurement, Area, Perimeter, Volume, Scale Drawing / Graphing, Oral Presentation, Engineering, Technology, Planning and Preparation (Entrepreneurship), etc. as learning outcomes.

This course looks at various landscaping issues associated with your school and proposes solutions to those problems. Students compete to win the final design and students actually do the work to finish the projects, start to finish.

Below are the major components of this course:
1. Course Description / Procedures
2. Standards (PA Technology, Business, Computer, & Info. Tech, Middle Level Math)
3. Introduction to the Problem / Measurement
4. Calculations (Area, Perimeter, Volume)
5. Mulch Calculations (examples)
6. Conversions to Yards
7. Cost Comparison
8. Individual Thumbnail Sketches / My3D Garden App
9. Individual Calculations for Mulch Beds
10. Individual Conversions
11. Individual Design Cost
12. Group Design Process (repeat 8-11)
13. Project Proposal Flyer / Summary
14. Labor Cost Sheet / Estimations
15. Commercial & Rubric
16. Storyboard for Commercial
17. Group Presentation
18. Timeline / Calendar
19. Letter Requesting Donations
20. Before / After Pictures

Resources Needed:
1. iPads (optional), My3DGarden (app)
2. iMovie (optional)
3. Computers / Presentation Software
4. GoogleSketchUp (free) or AutoCAD (we used both)
5. Landscaping Equipment
6. Measuring Tools (rulers, tapes, wheel, etc.)
7. Graphic Materials (pencils, rulers, compass, graph paper, etc.)

This past school year our class was able to redesign and renovate our courtyard for instructional purposes as well as make our front entrance more aesthetically pleasing and usable. We were able to secure over $2,000 in donations to accomplish both projects.
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Teaching Duration
1 Semester

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Real World Math - STEM, RTI Math, Landscape Architecture
Real World Math - STEM, RTI Math, Landscape Architecture
Real World Math - STEM, RTI Math, Landscape Architecture
Real World Math - STEM, RTI Math, Landscape Architecture