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Teacher guide Design and Make a Financial Plan for a Market Garden

TLF ID M018935

This is a teacher guide providing suggestions for Maths activities based on designing a sustainable market garden and developing a budget for creating and maintaining the market garden as a profitable enterprise. It highlights the need for researching factors such as crop growing conditions and sales potential, and provides a case study for students illustrating the challenges of making a profit from growing and selling a crop such as tomatoes. The resource includes a customisable Powerpoint presentation with instructions and printable worksheets for students and also provides links to useful support resources.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is of significant value in supporting the Number and Algebra strand of the Mathematics curriculum for year 5 particularly for the content description referring to creating simple financial plans. The resource provides a case study about profit and loss in growing and selling tomatoes that highlights the need for a well-researched financial plan. It supports students by providing clearly set out worksheets for a task on budgeting including calculating costs and profits.
  • It may also be of relevance to the Design and Technologies curriculum for years 5 and 6 for the content description about investigating how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments, particularly the elaboration referring to identifying ways of applying, conserving and recycling nutrients in food production when designing a sustainable school vegetable garden.
  • The resource supports the numeracy and critical and creative thinking general capabilities; and the sustainability cross-curriculum priority.
Year level

5; 6

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  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
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  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
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  • Name: AgriFood Skills Australia
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  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
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  • © AgriFood Skills Australia 2015. Except where indicated otherwise, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license