Project Kickoff

Your Challenge: Examine trends in housing, extrapolate that information to predict the future, and use your geometric modeling skills to design a house that supports your predictions. Concepts you will learn include:

  • Polygon Angles Sum Theorem
  • Polygons in a Coordinate Plan
  • Proofs Using Coordinate Geometry

If you have no or little experience with PBL, your teacher may ask you to watch the video Project Based Learning: Explained (approximately 4 minutes) or a video on PBL and mathematics (approximately 30 minutes).

Examine pictures of futuristic houses or sketches of ideas about houses and what they may look like. Discuss what you observe. How do these houses reflect the four factors influencing the house of the future: population growth, urbanization, energy efficiency, and changing tastes in design?