Review Day. Brainstorm Floor Plans

  1. Teach or review:
    Basic Constructions
    Midpoint and Distance in the Coordinate Plane
    Properties of Parallel Lines
    Constructing Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
    Slopes of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
  2. Research floor plans and brainstorm new ideas. Teams look at examples of current floor plans and discuss how these designs might change over next 50 years.
  3. Prepare a short quiz on vocabulary and key geometric concepts for Quiz Day. You can use this Khan Academy assessment on parallel and perpendicular lines.

Tips and Tools

Use Sketchometry or Geometer’s Sketchpad. Both are tools for use with geometry.

Use links to floor plan sites like this or this.

Tip: Since floor plans are designed for current living, teams must do creative thinking to decide how the plans will change over time.

Have students enter their observations (what they learned, what they need to learn, etc) in their Daily Learning Logs.