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Building for the Future: The Mathematics of Architecture and Design

Suzanne Reynolds; Michael Mahan; Barbara Lee; Gilda DelRisco 

March 2008, Volume 13, Issue 7, Page 382

Abstract:

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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Keywords:
Gifted / Talented
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Area
Constructions
Teacher
Length
Modeling
Student Work