Measuring for Mulch
The purpose of this lesson is for students to calculate area and perimeter to determine how much mulch needs to be purchased for the school garden paths. Students will measure the area of the entire school garden, as well as that of each raised garden bed. They will use that information to calculate the area of the garden that needs to be mulched. They will also examine angles in the garden and prepare seed tape to be planted in the spring.
Gardeners and farmers use math skills to plan for their gardens.
- How and why are math and measurement important to gardeners and farmers?
Instructional video geared for students to support teaching this lesson