Geometry: Extended Performance Task Plan for Backyard Oasis

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Backyards are made for relaxing ... not doing math! Young mathematicians design a backyard based on a list of client specifications. They calculate areas, write equations for the path of a fountain, and research costs for a garden.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a landscaper to give a presentation on the role of math in the profession
Classroom Considerations

  • You can split the task over three or four days depending on available time
  • Scholars must have experience with equations of circles, parabolas, and ellipses
Pros

  • Includes tables for learners to record information and results
Cons

  • Some questions are missing in student worksheets