Lesson Plan

Public Art- Build a Blocks Structure using Fractions

Students utilize Sketchit and Formit Apps to build a playground structure who's size and dimension is determined by Fractions
Uma H.
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San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco, United States
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My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Subjects Math, Science

Students will be able to...

Underand the vaue of Public Art

Use 5-6 basic elemets of the design App FromIt

Utilize fractions to create a 5 cube 3D structure that will be placed in a playground 

Documet their mathamatical work for calculating the fractions


Grades 6 – 8
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1 Hook

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Students watch the Nearpod presentaion about motivation and value of Public Art and Structures.

Log into Nearpod.com. Copy and paste this link below to access the Nearpod presentation. 


2 Direct Instruction & Guided Practice

Activity: Other — Autodesk FormIt App

Students will learn to do the following actions on the FormIt App by watching the teacher or using the Help menue in the App.  Actions include:

1) Make a cube  2) resize a cube  3) Make 2 copies of the cube 4) fine the area and volume of the cubes

5) Color the cubes 6) stack and fuse the cubes  7) Place the cubes in a location using google satalite view

3 Project

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Students review the requirements of the Blocks Sculpture project and work in pairs or independently complete the project using FormIt App and uplaod to the google drive folder.


4 Extend & Wrap up

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Students add their data (Cube size and Fraction comparison) to a shared spread sheet. Share their projects and discuss the scale and function of the sturcture in relationship to the location, and children in the playground.