Design Your Dream House
07072008, 01:31 PM


I kinda do the same thing. I have a project called "Design Your Dream House."
In a nutshell, the kids draw a 2D version of what the front of their house will look like. They must include at least 4 windows, and two doors. All lines must be drawn with a ruler and must be in CMs. Students must then determine the perimeter and area of each window and door. they must also do the same for the front of the house...perimeter and area. They must then convert these measurements to MMs. Eash dimension must be noted in typical drafting fasion. Houses must be neatly colored and students may add addtional features. As enrichment, I have my high students draw room layouts.
The kids have fun with it...especially the sahpe of the houses. I tyhen have the kids grade their own papers using a rubric, they staple it to the project and submit...I review the rubric results and assign a grade.
If interested I may have overheads and the lp for this project.
Chuck in Texas
