Go through the pictures on the attached slide show and brainstorm thoughts and observations about how math can be used to build roofs and facades. Use the students’ brainstorm comments to get them to understand these concepts and once the students have made these connections, unveil the Big Idea. Math is needed to construct all buildings and measuring the area and perimeter of shapes are its tools.
Blueprint Put students in groups of four and have them take out the blueprint they got on their first day. As students finish, have them peer review each other’s work before entering the Home Prototype World. Developing a Prototype To begin, have students load their world file from Making Homes – Lesson 2. Students will enter the world and have four activities to complete that will follow the worksheet. 1. Design their roof. 2. Design their facade. 3. Design their door. 4. Document their math by showing these variables on a slate