- Teach students to construct congruent segments and angles, a perpendicular bisector, and an angle bisector. Introduce the midpoint formula. Have students find the midpoint in the coordinate plane and, when given a midpoint, find the other endpoint.
Midpoint and Distance in the Coordinate Plane
- Assign research tasks to team members focused on the four areas of research in the project: population growth, urbanization, energy efficiency, and changing tastes in design.
- Remind students of parameters. Their model houses must accommodate a family of four. It can be a stand-alone dwelling, be part of a cluster, and use any shapes. Room for a vehicle or outdoor space is optional.
- Introduce the and highlight how Mathematical Practice 4, Model with mathematics, and Mathematical Practice 5, Use appropriate tools strategically, will apply during the project.
Tips and Tools
Use an online tool for vocabulary building such as. You can also have students download to a smart phone or tablet to build on the key terms and vocabulary.
Introduce students to
See the which includes websites on urbanization, megacities, energy efficient houses, and futuristic design.
Highlight Mathematical Practice 4, Model with Mathematics. How will students link geometric knowledge to floor plans for the house of the future?