- Purpose: Engages students and introduces elements needed for building a playground.
In “Playground Palooza”, students will take the role of a playground designer responding to a request for a new playground at the school. Students will learn about numerical patterns, reading and writing decimals, rounding decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals, converting measurements, volume, measuring volume, relating volume, coordinate planes, and attributes of 2D figures. Students will determine the total area of the new playground, determine the total area for each structure you want included on your playground, determine the volume of sand needed for the sandbox, use at least three playground structures, create a table of equipment and materials including company name, cost, quantity, and totals, create a coordinate system to display the center point for each structures or area on the playground, and submit a blueprint of their playground design.
This PBL was created before NC adopted the NC standards for Math. Therefore this PBL also addresses: rounding decimals.
- Remix of:
- Playground Palooza - A Project Using Volume, Lines, Rounding Decimals, Measurement
- Middle School
- Material Type:
- LAKEISHA GALLOWAY
- Date Added:
- Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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