Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}
Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}
Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}
Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}
Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}

Area and Perimeter {Gardening Project}

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About this Resource

This product is a fun way to either introduce or review area and perimeter. See the table of contents below for what is included. 

  • Planning & Planting a Garden: Jayla's Garden with 1 digit numbers Two story problems to introduce the activity. The first problem has students identify the area and perimeter in square units. The second problem has students identify the area and perimeter in square feet.
  • Planning & Planting a Garden: Jayla's Garden with 2 digit numbers 

  • Planning and Planting My Garden  Version 1: This version does not have students apply the area and perimeter formula. This activity allows students to get creative and design their own garden using a suggested list of flowers and/or vegetables. Students will color code their plan for a garden, then calculate the area and perimeter for  each type of flower or section in their garden.

  • Planning and Planting My Garden  Rough Draft Grid Paper: This page is for students’ rough draft of their garden. Students can sketch out a plan and then calculate the area and perimeter.

  • Planning and Planting My Garden Grid Paper: This page is for students’ final draft of their garden. You might also show your students pictures of each type of flowers to help them decide what types of flowers they would like to include.  Google images works wonders! Students could also work in small groups on computers to search for the different types of flowers. These are just some suggestions to extend the activities.

  • Farm Fields of Fruit (Half Sheet): This problem could be used as an exit slip, formative assessment, or simply as a classwork problem. Because there are so many steps, we used this problem in our math notebooks.

  • Farm Fields of Fruit (Full Sheet with Work Space):  This is the same problem as above, but in a worksheet style format.

Gardening with Area & Perimeter:

  1. Students completed Farm Fields of Fruit in their Math Journal with a partner.

  2. Students completed Planning and Planting a Garden {Jayla’s Garden}

  3. Planning and Planting My Garden Students design their own garden with choices of flowers and vegetables. They sketch it out on the Rough Draft pages. Then find the area and perimeter of each section. Finally, they color in the final draft. You can put on construction paper as a backing to display in your classroom or hallway.



I hope you have as much fun as we did! Please contact me if you have any issues or questions concerning this product. 
Happy Gardening! :)

-Jessica :)

 

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