Building Your Own Home

This Building Your Own Home unit also includes:

Building a home means mastering math. Scholars apply various math topics to situations associated with the construction of a home. They consider the volume of concrete needed for a foundation, the perimeter and area of blueprints, the square feet of material required for a roof, the water flow in pipes, and the budgetary constraints in building a home.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have a general contractor lead a discussion about the math required for the job
Classroom Considerations

  • There are a variety of prerequisite skills needed for the lessons; see resource for complete list
  • Note that learners are to read some articles as homework before the first day of lessons
Pros

  • Includes list of websites for additional background knowledge
  • Provides worksheets for each day's lesson
Cons

  • None
Common Core