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    • The math of Gardening!!!
      • Liz Salois
    • Rototilling your Garden!
      • Gardens come in all sorts of shapes! Squares, rectangles, triangles, circles and more!
      • I’m going to make mine a square!
      • I have to measure out four equal sides and measure the angle to make sure they are 90 degrees. These are called right angles.
      • We can also make rectangle and square beds in the garden for the seeds!
      * Geometry
    • Putting up your Fencing
      • I want my square to be 10 by 10 feet and to have a three foot wide gate on one side. This means that I need to measure out 37 feet of fencing. ((4 sides x 10 feet)-3)=37
      • If I didn’t have enough fencing, I could use this equation to figure out what dimensions my garden should be. (4 sides x a ft)-3ft =Amount of available fencing or (Amount of available fencing+3ft)/4sides=a ft (where a =length in ft of sides) So if I had 21 ft of fencing, I could make a 6x6 garden. (21ft+3ft)/4sides=6 ft
      • We can also figure out the area of the garden by squaring the length of one side! So our 10x10 garden is 100 square feet!!! (10x10=100)
      * Algebra
    • Buying the Seeds!
      • Here is my shopping list for seeds:
      • A packet of zucchini seeds....$3.95 A packet of cucumber seeds....$3.95 2 packets of summer squash....$4.95 A packet of pumpkins....$3.95 A packet of carrots....$4.95 A packet of cauliflower....3.95 A packet of sunflowers...$4.95 2 packets of sweet peas....$4.95 A packet of mixed flowers....$3.95 A packet of snapdragons....$3.95 For a total of $53.40
      • We can also use multiplication to figure out the total cost. (6($4.95))+(6($3.95))=$53.40! or 6($4.95+$3.95)=$53.40!
      *numbers and operations
    • Planting Cauliflower!
      • Each type of plant has to be buried at a specific depth, and spaced evenly along the row.
      • To make the rows we need to use string to make a straight line!
      • Then we have to dig holes that are 13mm deep and 15cm apart from each other. This is the same as about 1/2 an inch deep and 6 inches apart from each other!
    • Patterns with Bricks!
      • I want to lay down a brick walkway so that the paths don’t get muddy!
      • There are so many patterns to chose from, but I’m going to try making the basket weave. I have to use sets of two parallel bricks which are placed horizontally next to a set placed vertically . You just repeat this pattern the whole time!
    • Fractals!
      • There are fractals everywhere in nature!
      • The type of cauliflower I am growing is a great example! When you zoom in on the plant, you see that it is made up of smaller patterns of the original shape of the plant.
      • You are growing complex geometric shapes and they taste great!!
    • Mixed Flowers!
      • We have one packet of mixed flowers!
      • There are 12 seeds and 6 of them are poppies, 4 are violets and 2 are daisies.
      • If I planted only one seed, the probability of it being a poppy is 6 in 12 which is the same as 1/2, 50% or .5!
      • The probability of it being a violet is 4 in 12 which is the same as 1/3, 33% or .333!
      • And the probability of it being a daisy is 2 in 12 which is the same as 1/6, 16.6% or .1666!
      • I’m guessing it will be a poppy!
      *Data Analysis and Probability
    • Plant Growth!
      • Measuring your plant’s growth!!!
      • I’m going to make a chart where I can record the weekly growth of my plants!!!
      • I can measure in centimeters, inches, feet, popsicle sticks, hands or any other fun unit!
      • I might want to use smaller units like centimeters for tiny plants and larger units like hands for taller plants such as a sunflower!
    • Watering the Garden
      • I water the garden twice a day! Once in the morning and once in the evening!
      • I water it for about 10 minutes each time and the hose pumps out about 9 gallons of water per minute. This means I pump out 180 gallons of water per day! (2(10 mins x 9 gallons))=180 gallons
      • That is 1,260 gallons a week! (180 gallons x 7 days)=1,260 gallons
      • And is about 5,040 gallons a month! (1,260 gallons x 4 weeks)= 5,040 gallons
      • That’s about 19, 708 liters a month, or 9,539 2liter bottles of soda!
      *numbers and operations
    • sunflower seeds!
      • I want to know how many seeds are on one sunflower!
      • There are too many to count so I am going to estimate how many there are!
      • I know that there are about 10 seeds in an area about the size of a quarter so I am going to estimate that I could fit about 30 quarters on my sunflower so I think I must have about 300 sunflower seeds on each flower.
    • 3D Shapes in the garden!
      • There are all sorts of 3D shapes to be found!
      • Tomatoes are a great example of spheres!
      • Carrots are upside down cones!
      • Cucumbers are ellipses!
      • Another fun shape is the star found inside an apple but it is a 2D shape.
      * Geometry
    • Salad!
      • I am going to make a salad with all the vegetables I have grown!
      • I need half a cup of sliced carrots. (about 3 carrots)
      • 1 cup of sliced cucumbers. (about 3/4 of a cucumber)
      • 1 cup sliced tomatoes. (about 1 tomato)
      • 1/2 a cup of sunflower seeds.(about 3/4 of a flower)
      • And 4 cups of lettuce. (about 2 small heads of lettuce)
      • After everything is washed and cut, toss it together and add some homemade balsamic vinaigrette! Yum!!!!!