From the Ground Up: Modeling, Measuring, and Constructing Homes

Students use scale, measurement, nets, and geometric constructions to build a model house. Students learn about surface area as they design the walls for their house model. They then look at nets and do some geometric constructions to design the roof for their model house. They investigate areas of triangles, trapezoids, and polygons, and use area as the basis for estimating the cost of materials.

NCTM Standard: Geometry

NCTM Standard: Measurement

Primary Mathematical Goals