Landscape Architects: Working with Indirect Measurement

Working as a landscape architect, your designers calculate the measurement of the school flagpole as a guide to picking the right trees for their plan. Using indirect measurement with proportions, the goal is to calculate how high they want their trees to be for their blueprint. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the provided extension activity to have pupils research which trees are best to plant
  • Complete the assignment by creating a blueprint of the entire park
Classroom Considerations

  • Prior knowledge of setting up proportions is necessary
  • Measuring tapes are needed for the activity
Pros

  • The activity connects to the actual responsibilities of a landscape architect
Cons

  • None
Common Core

Included Materials - Join to Access

  • Indirect Measurement Worksheet
  • Answer Key