Introduction to themathlab.com's famous
ARCHITECTURE PROJECT

Welcome.

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.

Enjoy,

themathlab.com staff


Here are the steps of the project:
(they are also linked on the GEOMETRY course page under section 10b)

BE SURE TO DO THESE STEPS IN ORDER:

  1. Introduction
  2. Architectural Slide Show
  3. Play Sim City
  4. Pick a Zone and a Building and Get Your Plot of Land
  5. Draw Preliminary Sketches of Elevations
    Top/ Front/ Back/ Right Side/ Left Side
  6. Decide on a Design and Draw the Top Elevation and Floor Plan in Detail
  7. Draw the Front and Back Elevations in Detail
  8. Draw the Right Side and Left Side Elevations in Detail
  9. Draw the Nets for the Different Shaped Parts of Your Building
  10. Figure the Surface Area and the Volume for each Different Net
  11. Transfer Your Nets / Decorate Nets / Build Nets
  12. Put Nets Together to Make Your Building
  13. Final Touches and Landscaping

PHOTO ALBUM

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*NOTE TO TEACHERS: We are including materials which we feel will be beneficial, should you decide to do this with your students.

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wonderful architecture book

The Annotated ARCH

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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