Lesson Plan

# Math-Kitecture

Use architecture to learn math (and vice versa)
Charles B.
Technology Coach
NYC Department Of Education
New York, United States
My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Objectives

Students will be able to draw a floor plan using software and graph paper, to scale....

Subjects
Math

#### 1 Hook

Activity: Drawing

Sketch the classroom from your chair. Do not worry about scale, neatness, etc. Use colored pencils if desired.

#### 2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Investigating — Measure the room

Discuss best ways to measure the room. Then measure the length of walls and doorways. Estimate areas if necessary. Label the walls from your sketch.

#### 3 Guided Practice

Activity: Investigating — Drawing

Discuss scale. Use an atlas or city/subway map as an example. Show floorplans too. Explain how 1/4 inch on paper can equal 1 foot in real life.

#### 4 Independent Practice

Activity: Drawing

Provide graph paper (1/4 inch boxes). Have students convert their actual wall measurements to scaled measurements on the graph paper. Recreate the walls and doorways of the room.

#### 5 Independent Practice

Activity: Creating

Create a digital version of the graph paper drawing using Powerpoint line tools. Use the ruler and grids to draw it to scale. Use the instructions from http://www.math-kitecture.com

#### 6 Wrap Up

Activity: Assessing

Save the CAD (computer-aided drafting) floorplans and send to math-kitecture to be posted in the Gallery (http://www.math-kitecture.com/gallery)