1 Hook: This week we are going to satisify the sweet tooth as well as satisfy our curiosity of gingerbread houses. We are going to watch a short video of constructing a house, but ultimately the design and style will be all your imagination can muster!
Students will be planning the structure they are going to make. They will need to provide a scale drawing with dimensions, angles, labels, and materials to be used.
Discuss ideas and plans to begin construction. Review concepts like scale, how to use a protractor and reading a ruler.
2 Guided Practice
Students will be given plain and graph paper to begin construction of their house. Design size cannot exceed 8 inch X 8 inches. Everything used must be edible. Students will need to calculate square footage of their house, including roof. If a sidewalk is put in place then students will need to length of sidewalk yardage. Students must provide the scale of their design.Students will also label the "pitch" or angle of their roof. They will provide this information on a sheet I will give them.
Materials you will need are: plain paper graph paper ruler protractor imagination You will now begin your sketch of your design. Keep in mind you must create you house on a scale. Houses cannot exceed a size of 8 inches X 8 inches. Everything used to construct your house must be edible. You will use royal icing for glue. Fill out the worksheet provided with all of your measurements as well as your list of supplies.
3 Independent Practice
Students will begin constructing their houses.
Begin construction. Gather everything needed.
4 Wrap up
Students will present their houses. The dimension sheet must be included with each house as well as a short story about their house.
Once your house is completed you will get a piece of paper from your teacher. You will neatly write your dimensions and scale information on your paper. You will also write a short story about your house. Youth, faculty and staff will judge each house. Your story may be a made up story, a story about how or why you chose to build like you did, and you may want to include what you would do diferently.
Key Standards Supported
Geometric Measurement And Dimension
Give an informal argument for the formulas for the circumference of a circle, area of a circle, volume of a cylinder, pyramid, and cone. Use dissection arguments, Cavalieri’s principle, and informal limit arguments.
(+) Give an informal argument using Cavalieri’s principle for the formulas for the volume of a sphere and other solid figures.
Use volume formulas for cylinders, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems.★
Identify the shapes of two-dimensional cross-sections of three- dimensional objects, and identify three-dimensional objects generated by rotations of two-dimensional objects.
Making Inferences And Justifying Conclusions
Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population.
Decide if a specified model is consistent with results from a given data-generating process, e.g., using simulation. For example, a model says a spinning coin falls heads up with probability 0.5. Would a result of 5 tails in a row cause you to question the model?
Recognize the purposes of and differences among sample surveys, experiments, and observational studies; explain how randomization relates to each.
Use data from a sample survey to estimate a population mean or proportion; develop a margin of error through the use of simulation models for random sampling.
Use data from a randomized experiment to compare two treatments; use simulations to decide if differences between parameters are significant.
Evaluate reports based on data.
Modeling With Geometry
Use geometric shapes, their measures, and their properties to describe objects (e.g., modeling a tree trunk or a human torso as a cylinder).★
Apply concepts of density based on area and volume in modeling situations (e.g., persons per square mile, BTUs per cubic foot).★
Apply geometric methods to solve design problems (e.g., designing an object or structure to satisfy physical constraints or minimize cost; working with typographic grid systems based on ratios).★