What Shape is a House?

What Shape is a House?
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Houses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From the outside, they can look like a geometric puzzle of squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles. When you step inside, they can seem like a maze of rooms, hallways, staircases, and doors.

When designing a house, architects draw a map called a floor plan. It shows the house from above and how spaces are connected on each floor.

Here is a floor plan of the parlor level of the American row house in Homes. What rooms are located on this floor? How are they connected?

On the back of this sheet, draw a floor plan of your house. Add a key for features like doors and windows.

If you want, turn your floor plan into a treasure map! Hide a small object somewhere in your house and mark its location on your map with an x. See if a friend or family member can find it.
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