Building a House

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Ever dream of becoming an architect? Here's your chance to give it a try. After reviewing facts about triangles and quadrilaterals, pupils learn about the basics of architecture by talking to an architect or housing expert. They use dynamic geometry software to explore properties of different polygons and use what they learn to create blueprints and models of their dream houses.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a contest with different categories to see which classmate designs the best house
Classroom Considerations

  • Scholars should be familiar with geometric constructions
  • Access to geometry software, such as Geometer's Sketchpad or Geogebra, is necessary
Pros

  • Includes student worksheets for practice
  • Gives options for extension activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core