Education Technology


Activity Overview

Students learn to solve a real-world environmental problem. They learn how to use the parameters of the final product to work out a reforestation plan.


Students will explore the following concepts in this activity:

  • Problem Solving 
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Money


About the Lesson

After a brief introduction, students will then need to read the Reforestation problem.

The Problem: How much will it cost to reforest 10 square miles of forest?

Review the four steps of problem solving with the students:

  • Understanding the problem
  • Making a plan
  • Carrying out the plan
  • Evaluating the solution

 Students will present their ideas and visual display to the class. Finally, they will practice solving related problems that require multiplying decimals using their TI-15 calculators.