Students will use what they know about algebraic expressions and equations to determine the costs of building a home with a $350,000 budget. Students are the decision maker and will need to decide on materials and figure the cost. Students will will also be paying the contractor for her time. Will they have money left over in the budget after the build is complete?
There are several parts to the project:
Task #1: Blueprint-Use the given floor plan to place necessary materials and furniture in the house.
Task #2: Materials List -Write expressions to represent reasonable costs for materials.
Task #3: Paying the Contractor - Figure the final amount to pay the contractor at the end of the build.
Task #4: Cost of Materials - Use the given floor plan to figure the cost of each of the items.
Task #5: Figure the Total Cost (All supplies)
Task #6: The Fun Stuff!-With the money left over from in the budget, buy other things you would like to have in your house
OPTIONAL Task #7: Become the Interior Designer!
Visit a local store and gather samples of paint colors, wall paper, flooring, and counter top. Look in local store ads or online for furniture and appliances. Display your choices on a poster board to be shared with the prospective buyers. Be ready to sell the house to your classmates.
There is a blue print included as well as a key for furniture pictures to be placed on the blue print for Task #1.
There is also a rubric included for grading the projects.