Patio Predicament

This Patio Predicament activity & project also includes:

Get planning and create a square patio based on the current backyard dimensions. Whoops! Some of the tiles broke, so your perfect square is a little bit shorter. Can your learners estimate the new length of each side based on how many tiles were used in the patio? The activity allows your learners to look at perfect square roots to help estimate an irrational number by using a number line. The final step of the patio plan is to calculate the new area and the total cost of the project.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Optional follow-up questions 
  • Answer key with explanation provided
Cons

  • Additional materials do not show the dimensions of the patio described in the activity, garden should be drawn on the grid paper to allow room for 14x14 patio
Common Core