11/25/2015 UPDATE - I have changed the file to a zip file including the word, publisher, and smart notebook versions of this file. I hope this helps more people access and utilize the project.
Bring a traditional winter activity back into the classroom with STEM. Students will plan, design, and build a model of their Gingerbread Dream House! Students will understand that we can use multiplication, area and perimeter in real world situations. They will also see how a design on paper may not always look the same in real life. They will learn to work with their original planning and make adjustments to still have a successful final product. They will find the cost to build this house gingerbread house size and then use multiplication to find how much this would cost life size. They will then build a model of their house and reflect on their planning and how they could improve.
12/18/14 UPDATE - I have edited and made all pages more visually friendly and added a teacher guide to help guide you in using this product.
11/10/15 UPDATE - I have added some steps to make it even more STEMtastic and updated links.
***This lesson aligns with standards and strategies from 4th Grade Engage NY Module 3.
***It also has a reflective and persuasive commercial writing piece for students to "sell" their design masterpiece.
This is a multi-day project and all pages are editable to fit the needs of your classroom. My students love this project and have created some amazing design plans and houses.
This is a PUBLISHER file. I do have a Word version if you would prefer that format buy this product and then add a comment with your email address.