Congratulations! You have been selected to design a get-away house for you and a friend.
To get ready for this special assignment, you and your partner must be sure that you have the skills that you, the architects, will need. A solid understanding of area and perimeter is required. Once you show mastery through graph paper drawings, you will design and draw the floor plan for a small house. Then you will determine how much carpet you will need in two rooms and how much fencing you will need to go around your yard to make sure your dog doesn't get away while you are at school. Your final product will be a floor plan and a drawing of how your house will look from the front.
At the computer:
Go to Perimeter Explorer
As a final review, go to Math Goodies - Perimeter.
Now try Math Goodies - Area.
In the classroom:
With your partner:
Math Goodies - Perimeter.
Math Goodies - Area.
Successful completion of all items on the check sheet will be used to evaluate this project.
CONGRATULATIONS again! You have used your knowledge of measurement, area and perimeter to design a house. You have also used your artistic ability to share it with your classmates. Who knows? This may be the beginning of a new career.
Created and designed by Jean Moxley , Alamance Elementary, Guilford County Schools.