Building for the Future: The Mathematics of Architecture and Design
A project-based learning experience that integrated mathematics with architecture and design. Middle school students from an urban district gathered information, wrote environmental impact statements, drew site plans, and constructed scale models for a proposed new middle school to be built in their district. Includes examples of student work for each task described.
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Teachers will be introduced to design projects that incorporate the ideas of engineering with mathematics content, including consumer math, measurement, geometry and statistics. Participants will be given the opportunity to work in teams to create one of the designs in the session.