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
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.