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4th grade math project! Project-based learning! Multiplication, division, addition, subtraction, area and perimeter project! Digital Version Included compatible with Google Slides/Google Classroom & GOOGLE SLIDES LINKS now included! Great for in class or at-home learning!


This project connects getting outside and using the environment to support learning in all subjects! This project combines an outdoor activity (gardening) and many key math concepts for 4th grade students using the project-based learning approach!


This project is great for students to work on as an independent early finisher activity, during math centers, or during small group instruction. It is also a great real-world math application for home school students or for a distance learning project! In this project, students apply their understanding of multiplication and division, multiplicative compare, addition and subtraction and area and perimeter formulas to a real-world project situation where they get to design their dream garden!


Included in this project (Digital version & printable version) are the following:

  • 30 pages of rigorous, real-world math application problems
    • The first 20 pages are the core of the project, where students buy seeds and supplies for their garden, calculate total cost and explore possible designs for their garden (multiplication & division, area & perimeter and measurement)
    • The remaining 10 pages include 3 different extensions of the project which take student thinking even farther into multi-step story problem concepts and even some fifth grade multiplication, division and decimal concepts (as well as a few basic unit rate/sixth grade concepts).


  • Parent/Teacher math concept guide
  • Answer Key


This project is aligned to standards 3.NF.A.1, 4.OA.A.3, 4.NBT.B.4, 4.NBT.B.5, 4.NBT.B.6, 4.MD.A.2, 4.MD.A.3, 5.NBT.B.6, 5.NBT.B.7 & 6.RP.A.2


Use the parent/teacher notes to help guide your child/student through this project as they design their garden! A great way to make this an even more real-world problem is to find a space in your yard, patio/porch or classroom where students could make a small garden! You can incorporate science concepts of photosynthesis to show students how math and science are connected to the real world! Students will LOVE watching their garden grow! Even if you cannot have students grow a real garden, this is a great way for students to explore fourth grade math concepts through an engaging garden project!


A paper PDF version is included AND a Digital Version of the project is included. Resources are included in a ZIP file download. 

4th Grade Area and Perimeter Spring Math Project Design a Garden

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