Mat Plans—Using Cubes and Isometric Drawings

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Mat plans combine the aerial view with the number of levels at each point. Middle schoolers compare an isometric drawing with a mat plan as part of the fourth lesson in a six-part series. They practice making their own mat plans and use them to solve problems.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Relate this to topographic maps
  • Discuss what a mat plan for this building would look like
Classroom Considerations

  • Relies on knowledge from the prior lessons in the unit

  • Includes questions for teacher reflection
  • Meets NCTM standards as well as Common Core

  • None
Common Core