My Own Apartment
1 Hook/Attention Getter
Log in to Discovery Education and use the video Example 1: Subdividing Shapes  Homes and Gardens to introduce the concept of using compound shapes in home and garden design.
Explain to students that they will use some of these concepts to design an apartment.
Ask: "What aspects of the video might help you in your design?'
Students will watch the video and think about how some of the ideas presented might help them to design their own apartment.
2 Guided Instruction
The teacher will split the class into groups of 2 or 4 students depending on the iPad availability. It is possible for students to work alone if needed.
The teacher will use the Explain Everything App to house the lesson templates and help students compile their work into a video. Each group will start with the same template.
Say: "Just like in the video, you will subdivide shapes to create your own apartment. Work with your partners to create a blue print that meets the guidelines on Slide 2. Use the 20 x 20 graph paper on Slide 3 to split into 4 room of different dimensions. Not all of your rooms have to be square."
Slide 1 Title
Students will fill in their names, date, math teacher's name, and class period.
Slide 2  The Problem
You will work with your group to design a studio apartment. A studio apartment is an open concept apartment without any rooms. These are the stipulations:
 The apartment has to be 400 sq.ft.
 There must be a designated area for a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen.
 All of the space in the apartment has to be used in one of the four rooms.
 You will use the graph paper sheet and design your apartment on the sheet using your iPad.
Slide 3  The Plan
Place a 20 x 20 grid is on this slide.
Students will fill out the information on Slide 1 and read through the information on Slide 2. They will seek clarification on the directions if needed before beginning the plan.
The groups will talk over how they want to design the apartment and use the pin tool in Explain Everything to draw the plan on the template on Slide 3.
3 Direct Instruction
Before moving onto the next slide, explain to the students that they will be converting between fractions, decimals, and percent to describe the area of each room. To help students review this process, use the Discovery Education video: Comparing_Fractions_Decimals_and_Percents.
**The streaming capability on Discovery Education may involve paying for a subscription.
Students will view the video and ask clarifying questions about converting between the three types of rational numbers.
4 Independent Practice
Have the students work through the next four slides filling in the area for each room and writing the area as a fraction out of the whole apartment's area, a decimal, and a percent. When they have each completed a slide they can transfer their calculations onto the chart on Slide 8.
**Although not a reviewed app on Graphite, students can use the Calculator App on the iPad to help them convert.
Slide 4 The Living Room
Number of Square Feet:
Fraction of the Whole:
Decimal:
Percent:
Slide 5 The Bedroom
Number of Square Feet:
Fraction of the Whole:
Decimal:
Percent:
Slide 6 The Bathroom
Number of Square Feet:
Fraction of the Whole:
Decimal:
Percent:
Slide 7 The Kitchen
Number of Square Feet:
Fraction of the Whole:
Decimal:
Percent:
Slide 8: The Chart
Room 
Number of Square Feet 
Fraction 
Decimal 
Percent 
Living Room 




Bedroom 




Bathroom 




Kitchen 




Total 
400 sq.ft. 
1 
1.0 
100% 
Students will each take one room to practice converting between fractions, decimal, and percent.
After completing each room they will transfer their calculations onto the chart on Slide 8. They need to check that each of the sums adds to the total provided. If they notice a discrepancy, they can fix it at this time.
5 Wrap Up
Have the students use the microphone recorder in Explain Everything to answer the questions on Slide 9.
Slide 9  Your Reflection
 What do you think about this project?
 What did you find difficult?
 What did you learn about converting rational numbers and designing an apartment?
**If you use Edmodo as your learning management platform, you will need to create an assignment in Edmodo titled  My Own Apartment and assign it to your students.
Students will use the microphone recorder in Explain Everything to answer the questions on Slide 9.
Students will export their project and can use Edmodo or another learning management platform to turn it into their teacher. If students have the ability to email you the video, they may do so.
Steps for Exporting:
 Press the Film Icon in the bottom right corner.
 Choose MORE.
 Choose the Project button.
 Choose MORE in the bottom right corner.
 Choose Mp4 Open in...Name the project  My Apartment  Last Names
 Choose OK.
 Choose Edmodo.
 Choose Attach to Assignment, Turn in with Assignment
 Choose the Assignment: My Own Apartnment.
 Type both all of your group member names in the body of the assignment and hit Attach.