Creativity and math come together in this project as students plan their own city on a Cartesian plane.
Some landmarks and roads are already established in the city. Students will graph these items, and then add their own.
Students will get practice with the following topics:
• Graphing equations
• Parallel and perpendicular lines
• Systems of linear equations
• Partitioning a Line Segment in a given ratio
Each city will have some features in common, but each one will turn out unique to the student or group that created it!
Provided is a powerpoint to introduce students to city grids. Many students do not realize that cities often have streets laid out in a grid pattern. In the powerpoint, students will try to identify cities from a map. This will engage students and introduce them to the idea of city planning.
This version of "Plan a City" is intended for high school geometry. Check out the algebra version, which focuses more on systems of equations instead of geometry topics if it meets your needs!
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