Curb Appeal

This Curb Appeal activity & project also includes:

Make your driveway look pretty and learn about math, too. A short task has pupils determine the dimensions of flower planters for a driveway. The planters must in the shape of a right triangle and satisfy conditions on area and perimeter. The use of the Pythagorean Theorem seems highly likely.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a technology teacher to have scholars actually create the flower planters
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners must be familiar with the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Knowledge of the perimeter and area of triangles is a must
Pros

  • Allows for several possible solutions
  • Includes a student worksheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core