Designing Dream House and Swimming Pool
02222008, 02:54 PM


I had the kids build their dream house using graph paper. It was really cool to see what rooms they included in their plans. I even had one student include a science lab and a money room! Then they had to find the perimeter and the area of each room. If they got the perimeter and the area of the room correct then their application for moving into the math "neighborhood" was approved. I also had then design a swimming pool for homework using graph paper. They also had to find the perimeter and the area for the pool. We also included capacity with this lesson.
