Type:

Other

Description:

In this activity, learners watch a video to learn about a couple who built a home out of shipping containers in Brooklyn, New York. Next, learners design and build a 3D scale model of a shipping container home using printed cutouts. Use these models to practice basic calculations of ratio, volume, and surface area to estimate the amount of flooring and paint needed, and what size windows and doors to include.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Data Analysis,surface area,NSDL,house,Units of Measurement,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-056,Problem Solving,scale factor,Mathematics,scale model,Troubleshooting and Maintenance,Engineering,Communicating Results,Data Collection,ratio,dimensions,Engineering and Technology,Algebra,intermodal containers,interior design,Social Sciences,High School,Gathering Data,General science,Size and Scale,Architectural Engineering,Informal Education,Middle School,Formulating Explanations,Geometry,Data Analysis and Probability,The Scientific Process,volume,construction,Physical Sciences,Conducting Investigations,Chemistry,Physics,Plane Geometry,Polygons,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140718104113464T,Rate,General,Science and society,architecture,Measurement,The Design Process,Physical science,Education,Technology,freight containers

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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