# TED Talk: House of the Future

The TED Talk: House of the Future Project is designed to engage students in the study of geometry by having them apply geometric reasoning to complete geometric constructions and explain how they work. The project will require approximately four weeks.

- Getting to Know the Project: Note to Teachers
- TED Talk: House of the Future Overview
- The Scenario and Challenge
- Common Core Standards for TED Talk: House of the Future
- Suggested Pacing Guide
- Introduce the Project and Generate Interest
- Initiate Creative Inquiry and Form Teams
- Introduce Key Geometry Concepts Necessary for Floor Plans. Identify Research Tasks
- Introduce Theorems
- Introduce Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Review Day. Brainstorm Floor Plans
- Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines
- Quiz Day. Begin Drawing Floor Plans
- Complete Floor Plan
- Check Progress/Evaluation on Team Performance. Practice and Refine Product
- Introduce Triangles
- Introduce Bisectors. Teams Begin Models
- Polygon Angle-Sum Theorem
- Quiz Day. Begin Sketches of House of the Future
- Work Day
- Prepare for TED-like Talk
- Review Day
- Exam and Summation Day
- Prepare Final Draft of Presentation
- Presentation Days
- Reflection Day