Grade: Senior
Subject: Mathematics

#951. Dream Room Project

Mathematics, level: Senior
Posted Thu Apr 8 07:48:26 PDT 1999 by Jennifer Boyd (
Caney Creek High School, Conroe, TX
Materials Required: Area formulas should be taught beforehand, Ruler, calculator, paper
Activity Time: 3-4 days
Concepts Taught: Area, Perimeter, Similarity, Scale

Dream Room Project

*Student will draw a floor plan of their dream room.

*Students will be required to scale their actual dream room down to fit on a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of unlined paper. The scale must be included on the final draft.

*The dimensions of the room and each item in the room must be included in final draft: bed, desk, table, etc.

*Room must contain a triangle, circle, quadrilateral, and another shape of your choice.

*Find the perimeter of each object.

*Find the area of each object.

***First assignment due - Write what your dream room would be and compare it to the room you have now. Compare the differences in dimensions, perimeter, and area. What would you like to keep the same? Whar would you like to see different? Please keep your paper to a maximum of 2 pages.

***Second assignment due - Rough Draft of dream room. Make sure you have the following:
triangle, circle, quadrilateral, and shape of your choice

***Final assignment due - Final product includes:
Cover sheet: name, class period, teacher, date
Final draft of dream room
Rough Draft(s)