Education Technology

REAL LIFE, REAL WORLD Activity - Architecture

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Architects and Interior Designers use scale drawings that represent the house or room they are designing. This activity uses Cabri Jr. Geometry software to create a scale drawing with dilations.

Before the Activity

If needed, introduce the features and tools of Cabri Jr. with the file "Getting Started with Cabri Jr." Make sure that Cabri Jr.™ is loaded on the calculators.

During the Activity

The Teacher pages of the file give Answer Keys and a "Discuss with Students" section reviewing scale drawings and proportions.
The Student pages of the file include the Technology Activity, Extensions, and Resources.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary