Architectural Design: Building a 3D House is designed for students to collaborate with each other to plan, design, and build a house model out of paper. This unique project focuses on the real-world application of geometry concepts (nets, volume, surface area, and area) used in designing and building a 3D house.
FOR DIFFERENTIATION, this project-based activity allow students to choose their level of difficulty based on the family and type of house they want to built. Students can build a house as small or as large as they desire while working at their own pace. The Architectural Design Project aims to develop planning, organization, and problems solving skills while helping students revisit and enhance their basic geometry skills.
Architectural Design: Building a 3D House is perfect for an unit project or an end-of-the-year project.
Very LITTLE PREPARATION for the teacher and completely student-centered. Since students can work at different paces, project can take 1-2 weeks.
What’s Included (for Teacher):
Aligned Common Core Standards and Learning Objectives
What’s Included (for Students):
Table of Contents
Brainstorming: Sketch Your House
Brainstorming: Choose Your Figures
House Model Summary
Calculations: Finding Volume & Area
Calculations: Finding Surface Area
8 Three-Dimensional Figure Nets
Copy Paper (Cardstock is optional)