This project covers a range of concepts (area, perimeter, volume, multiplication, money, design, location and shape).

Students are tasked with designing a zoo. They must complete a range of tasks, for example:

- Create a map of their zoo
- Create nets and construct a 3D model of their zoo
- Find the area, perimeter and volume of each enclosure
- Calculate the cost of building a fence for each enclosure
- Give directions to get around the zoo
- Design a logo, entry ticket and zoo keeper uniform

Welcome to the zoo table templates-1qxcgj2

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Have students map out a bike ride that goes for a specific distance (e.g. – 5km).

Additional activities:

- Listing coordinates of intersections and landmarks
- Writing directions
- Calculating the time it would take to complete the bike ride, allowing for walking across roads
- Investigating height of terrain to see vertical meters covered
- Measure the angle of turns made

Challenges could also be made as to how much distance is covered in a particular quadrant.

Map attached with Cartesian Plane.

Cartesian Plane – Cranbourne East

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Location, Mapping | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students develop the concept of location by creating their own fun park. This project is scaffolded to different levels depending on what they are working towards. It includes plotting locations on a grid map, giving and following directions, co-ordinates, map keys and a compass.

Location Project