How Many Students Can Fit On The Playground?

🔓 This is an unlocked sample! Byrdseed.TV is open for new memberships through October 1st, 2021. Join today!
 
 
 
 
 

Objective

Using Google Earth and authentic measurements, students will reach a reasonable estimate of how many students could fit on their playground.

Students will need:

  • a measuring tape or another tool for measuring
  • access to Google Earth or a similar mapping tool that can measure lengths

Steps

  1. Make guesses about how many people could fit on a four-square court.
  2. Calculate the area of a four-square court as well as how much space a student takes up.
  3. Calculate how many people really could fit on a four-square court and then test it with real kids.
  4. Calculate how many students could fit onto the entire playground using Google Earth.
  5. Extend the idea to calculate how many people could fit into other large spaces.

Resources

The registration window closes on October 1st, 2021

Send me some samples!

Or are you already ready to sign up?

Teachers love Byrdseed.TV!

"Love, love, love Byrdseed TV... I used many ideas and lessons this year. The kids loved the lessons and were engaged!"  ~  Tiffany in California

"I love Byrdseed TV! I use it as a resource and inspiration source! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and knowledge."  ~  Kari in Texas

"I LOVE these videos. It's like having two teachers in my classroom."  ~  Kristi in Ohio

Keep Watching

Math Projects →