Sunshine State Standards
Notes to the Teacher
Many children need background information about gardens. Many students
have little firsthand experience growing plants. Start a discussion about
gardens, what grows in gardens, how different plants grow, etc. Lead to
a discussion describing how a corn plant looks, grows, and the size of
a mature corn plant.
Tools for measuring (graph paper, dot paper, compass, protractor, etc.)
Your parents have offered to give you 100 feet of fencing so you can raise
money for summer vacation. You decide to fence the ground to grow a crop
of corn, a fast growing in your area. Each corn plant must be 1 foot from
each neighboring plant and from the fence.
1. Develop at least three garden plans considering the shape of the fence
and the position of the
2. Write a note to your parents explaining why one of your plans is better
than the others.