A Gardener’s Dilemma

This A Gardener’s Dilemma activity & project also includes:

Young horticulturists work together to design a garden plot using their knowledge of measurement, geometric figures, area, and perimeter formulas. Pupils' show what they know via a presentation, evaluation, survey, and quiz.  

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create one or more garden plans using a raised bed on wheels
  • Document project progress, create a slide show, and display finished products at Back to School Night or Open House 
  • Send a letter home to familiaes informing them of the project and ask for local plant donations
Classroom Considerations

  • If an interactive white board is not available, project materials using a document camera and write directly on them
Pros

  • Materials links download as editable copies
  • Provides mini lessons to reinforce math concepts
  • Teacher directions are written clearly and in detail 
Cons

  • None