You are Here: Home >< Maths

# help solve this please watch

1. You have decided to landscape your back garden, and have chosen to:
• place a border around your pond (A)
• replace the broken fence surrounding the garden
• build a raised patio in section B
• spray your lawn with lawn food (it's looking a little patchy)

You can find a outline of your garden in Unit 2 - Assessment Resource.
You may find it helpful to print it out to view as you work through this assessment.

Part 1

Before you buy materials, you need to work out how much you will need. As such, you need to calculate the following:
• the circumference of the pond
• the perimeter of the garden
• the patio area
• the lawn area

Part 2

You have arrived at the store and managed to find everything you need. You now need to work out how much each of the materials will cost:

• Fencing is £6 per panel
• Decorative fencing is £8 per panel
• Fencing panels are 1.5m in length
• Border blocks for water features cost £5.40 per bag. Each bag covers 2m
• Patio slabs are £9.50 per box of 10
• Each patio slab measures 60cm x 60cm
• Lawn food costs £3 per bottle. Each bottle covers 3 square metres

Remember to show your workings, and to provide a total cost at the end.

Part 3

A) What if you had originally measured everything in your garden using the Imperial system of feet and inches? What difficulties might you have faced once you arrived at the store? It is easier to use one system than another? Why do you think the UK changed from the Imperial system to the Metric system in 1995?
Write approximately 150 words to answer the above questions.

B) Discuss the limitations and disadvantages of using mathematical models in this assessment scenario. Looking again at your garden outline, are there any real life factors that have not been taken into consideration?
Attached Images
2. Unit 2 Assessment Resource.pdf (280.5 KB, 12 views)
3. (Original post by Liamw100)
You have decided to landscape your back garden, and have chosen to:
• place a border around your pond (A)
• replace the broken fence surrounding the garden
• build a raised patio in section B
• spray your lawn with lawn food (it's looking a little patchy)

You can find a outline of your garden in Unit 2 - Assessment Resource.
You may find it helpful to print it out to view as you work through this assessment.

Part 1

Before you buy materials, you need to work out how much you will need. As such, you need to calculate the following:
• the circumference of the pond
• the perimeter of the garden
• the patio area
• the lawn area

Part 2

You have arrived at the store and managed to find everything you need. You now need to work out how much each of the materials will cost:

• Fencing is £6 per panel
• Decorative fencing is £8 per panel
• Fencing panels are 1.5m in length
• Border blocks for water features cost £5.40 per bag. Each bag covers 2m
• Patio slabs are £9.50 per box of 10
• Each patio slab measures 60cm x 60cm
• Lawn food costs £3 per bottle. Each bottle covers 3 square metres

Remember to show your workings, and to provide a total cost at the end.

Part 3

A) What if you had originally measured everything in your garden using the Imperial system of feet and inches? What difficulties might you have faced once you arrived at the store? It is easier to use one system than another? Why do you think the UK changed from the Imperial system to the Metric system in 1995?
Write approximately 150 words to answer the above questions.

B) Discuss the limitations and disadvantages of using mathematical models in this assessment scenario. Looking again at your garden outline, are there any real life factors that have not been taken into consideration?
What part do you need help with... or are you just looking for someone to do all of it for you?

### Related university courses

TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: February 13, 2018
The home of Results and Clearing

### 2,444

people online now

### 1,567,000

students helped last year
Today on TSR

### University open days

1. Keele University
Sun, 19 Aug '18
2. University of Melbourne
Sun, 19 Aug '18
3. Sheffield Hallam University
Tue, 21 Aug '18
Poll
Useful resources

### Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read the updated guidelines here

### How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

### Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams