This week we’ve been putting the learning we’ve done in the classroom during Maths to practical use. The students have developed their skills in working out the areas of different shapes. In order to get a better understanding of the practical application of their skills they’ve been busy working out the areas of different places around the school. Once they worked out the area, the second part of the task was to price up replacing the grass in one area and the paving in several others. The prices are all genuine from websites around the metro area and, when calculated, will give the real cost of the jobs for the students. The complexity of the areas was also challenging with students having to identify shapes within shapes in order to measure identifiable parts. Once measured they had to add some together or subtract areas that fell within the main body but were not required. To complete the task the students, in their groups, collaborated on Google Drive to present their results. Below are some images of the students in action.