Architecture and Construction: Stair Construction

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Within the context of the construction industry, algebra pros begin to calculate slope from the sizes of stair steps. This is a terrific instructional activity, especially for aspiring engineers. Just be aware that it might be a stretch to meet all of the Common Core standards as stated; you might need to be creative by including additional values to calculate.  You may also want to introduce the graphing of the rise and run values to make the instructional activity more complete.

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Pros

  • STEM-related objective
  • Worksheets and assessment included
Cons

  • No graphing activities provided
  • A myriad of Common Core standards listed, but not clearly addressed