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#### Description:

This resource introduces students to the aspects a builder must think about before constructing a building. Students will study the cabin blueprint of Henry David Thoreau and then will find the surface area of the walls and how much paint would be needed. Then, students will find the volume of the cabin to determine the home heating needs. Thirdly, students will study the blueprint and will create a 1/10 scale of it on graph paper and then will use art supplies to create a model of the cabin. Lastly, students will design and create models of furniture to scale for the cabin.

#### Subjects:

• Mathematics > General

English

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#### CCSS.Math.Content.5.MD.C.5b: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Apply the formulas V = l × w × h and V = b × h for rectangular prisms to find volumes of right rectangular prisms with whole-number edge lengths in the context of solving real world and mathematical problems.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.6.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.A.1: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve problems involving scale drawings of geometric figures, including computing actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.

#### CCSS.Math.Content.7.G.B.6: Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
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