Designing Spaces: Visualizing, Planning, and Building

Students use geometry to analyze buildings from around the world and design model houses. While doing this, they explore properties of shapes and ways to represent three-dimensional structures in two dimensions. Students focus primarily on properties of sides and angles of quadrilaterals, as well as getting a first introduction to area and perimeter. They then explore a collection of 3-D shapes including prisms and pyramids.

NCTM Standard: Geometry

NCTM Standard: Measurement

Primary Mathematical Goals