How to Build a Happy Home

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Build a complete house in just a few days. Learners create floor, roof, deck, and landscape plans for a two-story house. Scholars then use their knowledge of area formulas, trigonometric ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem to determine measurements. They finish by presenting their designs to the class.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Ask local architects to listen to final presentations
  • Invite a building inspector to talk to the class about requirements that may affect their floor plans
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires individuals to have knowledge of scale drawings, the Pythagorean Theorem, and trigonometric ratios
  • Includes a scoring rubric for each aspect of the project
  • Contains a timing breakout for each lesson
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