Getting to Know the Project

designing a winner.PNGWelcome to the Designing a Winner Project. The project will require approximately six weeks to complete and will address the key CCSS for geometry in the following clusters:
  • Understand similarity in terms of similarity transformations.
  • Prove theorems involving similarity.
  • Define trigonometric ratios and solve problems involving right triangles.
  • Apply trigonometry to general triangles.
  • Explain volume formulas and use them to solve problems.
  • Understand and apply theorems about circles.

The Designing a Winner Project is designed to engage you in using geometry to sketch the design of a multipurpose arena. The arena design has four constraints:

  1. It is located on 20 acres.
  2. It must seat 10,000 spectators.
  3. It must be capable of being converted for at least two outdoor sports.
  4. It must be able to serve as an entertainment venue when not in use as a sports field.

You will go through a traditional design sequence of Predesign, Preliminary Drawings, and Final Drawings. At the conclusion of the project, teams will present your drawings in an attempt to ‘win’ the backing of city government for their design.

Project-based learning is designed to focus you on solving an open-ended problem and providing a solution to the problem through working in teams. Keeping this perspective in mind will be helpful. The new CCSS stress application and inquiry.