This assessment mixes a number of concepts as part of the problem solving component. Students will need to have a good sense of perimeter, area, algebraic fractions, forming equations from word problems, and a little bit of basic financial mathematics. The problem sets a context where students can grow their own vegetables at the school and then sell them to the school. The assessment asks students to create a plan that models revenue, cost, and profit in the form of equations and to determine the dimensions needed to maximize those profits.
Math Concepts: perimeter area deriving equations combining equations algebraic fractions revenue cost profit
MYP Related Concepts: quantity space
MYP Key Concepts: relationships
MYP Global Context: Globalization and Sustainability