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Dream Backyard!

 

Introduction:  
  Did you ever wish you had any amount of money so large that it did not matter how you spent it? Imagine being given an infinite amount of money with no limit to create the backyard of your dreams. Although there is a limit to the amount of space you are given, you can still put almost anything you want into this backyard. How would you set it up? Would you arrange it so there is a lot of room for activities or would you make it more of a place of relaxation? Close your eyes and imagine yourself on a beautiful spring day, in your dream backyard what would it be like?
Task:  
  You will all be broken up into 4 groups of 6. Everyone will collaborate together and get the entire project worked out so that you can have the backyard of your dreams.
Your groups and assigned areas (in feet) for each group are:
Group 1: (210 x 210)
Group 2: (200 x 185)
Group 3: (150 x 150)
Group 4: (125 x 100)
Process:  
  Your group will each be assigned certain dimensions for your backyard. You will also be given a list with objects that can be put into your backyard. Each of the objects will also have given dimensions. Based on the objects and the dimensions of your backyard, your goal is to work together as a team to fit as many objects as possible within the area of your backyard. Make sure there is plenty of room for walking. You must leave at least three feet between all objects for the walking space. Part of the assignment is to calculate both the area and perimeter of your backyard, and each of the objects of the backyard, because you are only going to be given the dimensions. It is a good idea to first calculate the area and perimeter of each object and your backyard first, so that you get a better idea of how everything fits and exactly how many square feet you actually have to work with. Also, it may be easier if you draw a rough draft onto graph paper before you make a final draft. Your final must be colored and labeled. Have fun, be creative, but dont forget to think. You may have to rearrange things to make it fit.

You must include at least 8 different objects into your backyard, but if there is room, then you should use more. Once you use 8 different objects, you can start repeating them if you have enough room. At least one of the objects you use must be an object where you have to find Area and Circumference. You will be given 3 days to work on this in class. Grades will be given as a group.

You may use a calculator!
Resources:  
  - Pools (14 x 28)
- Play ground (8 x 5)
- Sand box (5 x 5)
- Basketball court- half court (25 x 30)
- Hot tub (5 x 6)
- Shed (8 x 9)
- Volleyball court (16 x 8)
- Soccer field (23 x 18)
- Fire pit (2 x 2)
- Deck (16 x 9)
- Patio (9 x 7)
- Picnic table (4 x 3)
- Above ground round pool (Diameter = 8 feet)
- Trampoline (Diameter = 6 feet)
- Flower garden (8 x 8)
- Vegetable garden (6 x 5)
- Hammock (2 x 4)
- Play house (4 x 6)
- Pond (Diameter = 13 feet)
- Gazebo (Diameter = 5 feet)
Evaluation:  
  2
(AVERAGE) 4
(GOOD) 6
(EXCELLENT) Score
Accuracy
(Fitting within the given area and walking space) At least two objects do not fit in the given area. There is less than two feet of walking space between each object. One object does not fit within the given area. Some of the objects do not have three feet of walking space. All objects fit within the given area. There are three or more feet of walking space between each object.
Creativity
(Use of different objects) Used seven or less of the given objects. Repeated at least one of the objects. Used all eight objects, but repeated one of them. Used all eight objects plus more. Did not repeat any of the objects.
Teamwork
(How well did you work with your team and use your class time?) Talked about things other than the project. Everybody worked on their own. Little communication about project. Stayed on task. Little communication between the group. Stayed on task. Great communication. Worked well together as a group.
Neatness
(Layout, color, final draft) Not colored in and not labeled. The calculation page was extremely hard to follow. Colored in. Somewhat labeled. Calculations were neat but incorrect. Colored in. Everything was labeled. Calculations were neat and correct.
Total _______/25
(1 bonus point)
Conclusion:  
  From this, you will get better practice with calculating Area, Perimeter, and Circumference, as well as architectural design. If you need any help, you can ask me any questions.

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