Students build geodesic domes using newspaper after watching a video about the architectural concepts used in building domes. They decide which geometric shapes can be used to build the strongest building.
4th - 5th Math 10 Views 9 Downloads
Mayan Mathematics and Architecture
Take young scholars on a trip through history with this unit on the mathematics and architecture of the Mayan civilization. Starting with a introduction to their base twenty number system and the symbols they used, this eight-lesson unit...
4th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Calculating Perimeter and Area using Architectural Drawings
Take young mathematicians' understanding of geometry into the real world with this upper-elementary math lesson. Given the floor plans of a historic building in Tennessee, students are asked to calculate its area and perimeter as...
4th - 6th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Junior Architect - Enrichment 21.2
Here is a challenge for those who have grasped the concept of unit cube volume. An odd-shaped building is drawn on the top of the page for junior architects to analyze. They have to determine how many stories tall the building is, and...
4th - 5th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Tour + Workshop = DESIGN: Shape
Ask elementary students to explore shapes in everyday objects. They will discuss the elements of design and describe the shapes they see in visual images. Students will then design and "build" a new 3D shape. Finally they will show and...
1st - 5th Visual & Performing Arts
Put Your Truss in Building Bridges
Students apply abstract concepts, such as stress, fulcrums, the law of gravity, and the strength of different geometric shapes. Groups of student contractors operate simulated architectural firms to create strong, economical bridges.
5th - 8th Technology & Engineering