Designing Garden Beds in Maths

Amelia
I learnt that to find the area of a rectangle you multiply the length by the width. It was challenging trying to make a garden bed from our plan. We measured the sides and then found the area. To find the area of a triangle we multiplied 1/2 the length by the width.

Jon
I had fun all week learning about perimeter and area. I discovered that I could use the measurement from the length and width multiplied to find the area. I also discovered that if you halve the length of a triangle and multiply it by the width you find the area of a triangle.