An Exercise in Creating a Scale Drawing

Design your dream classroom. The lesson plan contains an exercise to have teams create a scale drawing of their dream classroom. Pairs take the measurements of their classroom and furniture and create a scale factor for them. To finish the 20th segment in a 22-part series, partners develop a floor plan using their scale factor.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Alter the activity, have the teams design their dream bedroom
  • Use a second piece of grid paper to have the teams cut out the furniture and arrange it in the scale drawing of the room
Classroom Considerations

  • Groups need rulers, furniture catalogs, and grid paper
Pros

  • Provides tables to organize measurements
  • Includes suggestions on how to differentiate the task based on abilities
Cons

  • None
Common Core