It's one thing to memorize
surface area and volume formulas and use them to crunch numbers. It is
quite another thing to actually USE them to build something.
To truly learn the power of
these formulas and the beauty of the shapes they describe, we feel it
best that you build a building. Whether you are working in a geometry
class or by yourself, following the steps of this project will enhance
your understanding of this mathematics tremendously.
So come with
us on an Architectural Adventure. Follow each step below in order
and you should have a cool product at the end.
Here are the steps of the
(they are also linked on the GEOMETRY course page under section 10b)
TO DO THESE STEPS IN ORDER:
a Zone and a Building and Get Your Plot of Land
Preliminary Sketches of Elevations
Top/ Front/ Back/ Right Side/ Left Side
on a Design and Draw the Top Elevation and Floor Plan in Detail
the Front and Back Elevations in Detail
the Right Side and Left Side Elevations in Detail
the Nets for the Different Shaped Parts of Your Building
the Surface Area and the Volume for each Different Net
Your Nets / Decorate Nets / Build Nets
Nets Together to Make Your Building
Touches and Landscaping
This is a fabulous book
that will satiate all of your architectural curiosity. It has tremendous
pictures and very readable text. We highly recommend it.
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