WebQuest

Using Area and Perimeter to Design a Fun House

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At the computer:   Read all directions before you click.

Go to Area Explorer.

  1. Read everything CAREFULLY.
  2. Practice finding the area of several figures.
  3. Copy your favorite figure on graph paper. Tell the area and perimeter of the figure.  Don't forget the units on each.

Go to Perimeter Explorer.

  1. Read everything CAREFULLY.
  2. Practice finding the area of several figures.
  3. Copy your favorite figure on graph paper. Tell the area and perimeter of the figure.  Don't forget the units on each.

As a final review, go to Math Goodies - Perimeter.

  1. Read carefully and do exercises 1-3.  (You may need to draw them on graph paper.) 
  2. Print page 2 to show your teacher the work sheet.

Now try Math Goodies - Area.

  1. Read carefully and do exercises 1-3.  (You may need to draw them on graph paper.) 
  2. Print page 2 to show your teacher the work sheet.

Congratulations! You are now a Licensed Fun House Architect! 

At home

  • Measure the length and width of  your bedroom and one other room in feet so that you will know what a normal room size is.  The rooms you draw will be smaller.

In the classroom:

With your partner:

  1. Compare the measurements you gathered at home.
  2. Draw a house on 1cm graph paper. 
    Your house must have at least three rooms and a perimeter of at least 120 feet.
  3. Figure out how many square feet of carpet you will need for 2 rooms. 
    Show those measurements in the drawing of the room.
  4. Draw the fence around the yard.
    How much fencing will you need?  Include the unit.
  5. Draw the front view of your house.

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