Students produce a quote for building a garden following a simple plan.
Students will need to be able to perform calculations involving volume, time and money in order to calculate the cost of materials. The supplied PowerPoint presentation includes a simple introduction to the required techniques in Critical Path Analysis.
Work through the introductory activity described in the PowerPoint presentation; then introduce the main task by distributing and working through the student information sheet. The main task is suitable for group work; allow a suitable amount of time for groups to work on the task (a full solution may require several hours of work in research and writing). Group solutions can usefully be compared and assessed through presentations in a plenary session at the end of the unit.
The following resources are provided:
A full solution to the main task could be quite an extensive piece of work, with the required quotation written up in detail.
This resource has been developed from an idea submitted by Steven Nixon.