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This document provides an introduction and teacher background for this unit.
Students match the house with the celebrity who owns it and begin thinking about all that goes into designing a house. This lesson serves as an activator for the unit.
This lesson provides students with an overview of expectations for their project. Students create a concept map to identify where they will apply math skills in designing their house.
Students provide a detailed description of the individuals who will live in the house they design.
Students evaluate the ecological footprints of their individual lifestyles and analyze the class data uses mean, median and mode.
Students compare the economic and environmental impacts of the construction of two types of homes and determine which type of graph best shows the data.
In this multi-lesson unit, student practice calculating and manipulating percentages and applying their skills to evaluate compound interest rates on loans needed to build their homes.
Students practice measuring and converting measurements using equivalent fractions.
Students measure rooms in the school to gain an understanding of space and scale.
Students practice using scale and calculating the area and perimeter of squares, rectangles, and composite shapes to create a floor plan for their house.
Students practice working with the area of rectangles by creating a rough draft that shows how the square footage of their house is divided and used.
Students use scale to design their final floor plan.
Students analyze the cost of the materials needed for their house and decide which materials to use, making choices based on economic and environmental factors.
In this optional lesson, students compare the effectiveness of materials in insulating heat by measuring temperature and calculating differences.
Students use a transaction register to create their final budget while determining the actual cost of supplies and calculating sales tax.
Students build a 3D model of their house to scale, calculating how much material is needed for each section. This can be done in a number of ways (see ͞Building Options͟ for description of possible building methods).