A project for any student who has learned triangle trigonometry. Students design an A frame house to certain specifications and within a certain budget. Costs for various aspects of the home are given. Students must calculate floor space, framing, roofing, foundation size, etc. This project makes a good multiple day homework assignment. It is recommended that the teacher go over problems in class that relate to the specific tasks needed to complete this project.
The project could be done by advanced students in middle school using similar triangles but is designed for use with trigonometric ratios.