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Lesson inspired by Edutopia.org www.edutopia.org/mountlake-terrace-geometry-design
Students brainstorm ideas. They discuss what may be most necessary in a homeless shelter. Teacher lists ideas on the board. Teacher explains the concept of scale to students and gives a visual representation in one area of the classroom. Students then get graph paper to design the layout of the homeless shelter to scale. Students must label the dimensions of each room and provide the area and perimeter for each section. Students present their completed designs to the class.