Perimeter & Area Fun House Activity:


|Using Area and Perimeter to Design a Fun House


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Introduction:
Congratulations! You have been selected to design a get-away house for you and a friend.

The Task:
To get ready for this special assignment, you and your partner must be sure that you have the skills that you, the architects, will need. A solid understanding of area and perimeter is required. Once you show mastery through graph paper drawings, you will design and draw the floor plan for a small house. Then you will determine how much carpet you will need in two rooms and how much fencing you will need to go around your yard to make sure your dog doesn't get away while you are at school. Your final product will be a floor plan and a drawing of how your house will look from the front.

The Process:
At the computer:
Read all directions before you click.

Go to Area Explorer.
  1. Read everything CAREFULLY.
  2. Practice finding the area of several figures.
  3. Copy your favorite figure on graph paper. Tell the area and perimeter of the figure. Don't forget the units on each.
Go to Perimeter Explorer
  1. Read everything CAREFULLY.
  2. Practice finding the area of several figures.
  3. Copy your favorite figure on graph paper. Tell the area and perimeter of the figure. Don't forget the units on each.
As a final review, go to Math Goodies - Perimeter.
  1. Read carefully and do exercises 1-3. (You may need to draw them on graph paper.)
  2. Print page 2 to show your teacher the work sheet.
Now try Math Goodies - Area.
  1. Read carefully and do exercises 1-3. (You may need to draw them on graph paper.)
  2. Print page 2 to show your teacher the work sheet.


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3. Standard and Metric Measurement Video: http://www.nasaimages.org/luna/servlet/detail/NVA2~15~15~53567~124763:US-Standard-System-of-Measurement-v 4. The History of Measurement: http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/CS255/JONIEMI/metricsystem.html



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