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ERIC Number: EJ885815
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0286
Mathematics and Water in the Garden: Weaving Mathematics into the Students' Lived Environment
Clarkson, Philip
Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v15 n1 p11-14 2010
In an earlier issue of "Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom," Sparrow discussed the concept of real-world mathematics and the use of mathematics to explore problems in real-life situations. Environmental issues have provided a context that some teachers have used for teaching mathematics. An example of a particular environmental issue faced by many communities in south-eastern Australia is the drought that has lasted for some ten years now. This drought has forced people to think more carefully about how to garden in a sustainable manner, including in the school garden. In this article, the author highlights the mathematics involved in gardening in the context of limited water supply. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia