Area and Perimeter Floor Plan

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Lesson Plan Details
1 hour

Students will learn to calculate perimeter and area. ...

Google Sketch up

Prior to instruction, the teacher needs to make sure the students are familiar with perimeter and area and make sure the students are familiar with Google Sketch up. The day before the assignment ask the students to measure their bedroom at home. Write all measurments downand bring them to school. The students will make a mock up of their bedroom on the computer using Google Sketch up.

Prior to this project the teacher may choose to do a whole class demonstration using a closet or small part of the classroom as the model.


In this lesson, the teacher will ask the students to use the measurements they have from their own personal bedrooms and re-create a scale model of that bedroom on the sketch up program. When the bedroom is built the students will insert the measurements and calculate area and perimeter. For those kids who finish early they may have the option of decorating their room and adding furniture, doors and windows, closets and any thing else that they may have as a permanent fixture in their rooms.


If per-chance the students forget their measurements they then must measure the classroom and use those measurements.


The teacher will note proper use of unit labels and accuracy of calculations.

This project can be done by individuals or partners.

The use of calculators is up to the individual teacher.


The students will turn in their bedrooms electronically to a shared file with the teacher. Who will then score the assignment based on the accuracy of the calculations.

Oregon Educational Technology Standards
Creativity and Innovation: 
1A. Apply existing knowledge to forecast possibilities and generate new ideas, products or processes.
1B. Create original works as a means of personal or group expression.
1C. Develop or apply models and simulations to explore complex systems, issues and trends.
Communication and Collaboration: 
2A. Interact and collaborate with peers, experts, or others employing a variety of digital environments and media.
2B. Effectively communicate and publish to multiple audiences using a variety of media and formats.
2C. Engage with learners from other cultures to develop cultural understanding and global awareness.
2D. Contribute to project teams. Produce original works or solve problems in a team setting.
Research and Information Fluency: 
3A. Plan strategies to guide inquiry.
3B. Locate, organize and use information ethically from a variety of sources and media.
3C. Evaluate and select information sources and digital tools based on the appropriateness to specific tasks.
3D. Analyze, evaluate, and summarize information or data and report results.
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making: 
4A. Identify and define authentic problems and significant questions for investigation.
4B. Plan and manage activities to develop a solution or complete a project.
4C. Collect and analyze data to identify solutions and or make informed decisions.
4D. Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to explore alternative solutions.
Digital Citizenship: 
5A. Advocate and practice safe, legal, and responsible use of information and digital technology.
5B. Model and practice a positive attitude toward using digital technology that supports collaboration, learning, and productivity.
5C. Demonstrate personal responsibility for lifelong learning.
Technology Operations and Concepts: 
6A. Select, use, and troubleshoot tools efficiently.
6B. Transfer current knowledge to learning of new technologies.
Career Related Learning Standards
Personal Management: 
CR1A. Identify tasks that need to be done and initiate action to complete the tasks.
CR2A. Plan, organize, and complete projects and assigned tasks on time, meeting agreed upon standards of quality.
CR3A. Take responsibility for decisions and actions and anticipate consequences of decisions and actions.
CR4A. Maintain regular attendance and be on time.
Problem Solving: 
CR2A. Identify problems and locate information that may lead to solutions.
CR2B. Identify alternatives to solve problems.
CR2C. Assess the consequences of the alternatives.
CR2D. Select and explain a proposed solution and course of action.
CR2E. Develop a plan to implement the selected course of action.
CR2F. Assess results and take corrective action.
CR3A. Locate, process, and convey information using traditional and technological tools.
CR3B. Listen attentively and summarize key elements of verbal and non-verbal communication.
CR3C Give and receive feedback in a positive manner.
CR3F. Speak clearly, accurately and in a manner appropriate for the intended audience when giving oral instructions, technical reports and business communications.