Paving the Patio

Next time you need to repave your patio, have your scholars do all the math. They first calculate and answer questions using the area of patio blocks. Next, they determine the cheapest block to use to pave the patio.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Use the resource as an assessment task
  • Have pupils bring in advertisements for paving stones to use recent prices, as the resource was created in 2000
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide learners with calculators
Pros
  • Resource provides a rubric that includes partial/full credit for four different characteristics
  • Answer key accounts for different ways learners could solve each problem
Cons
  • Graphics are low quality