To better understand the practical use of math in daily life, Chesapeake Academy (CA) algebra students are completing a project to build a house using algebraic skills including scale, ratios, proportions, measurements, compound interest and greater algebraic functions.
Each algebra student acts as an architect for a sixth grade client to develop plans for their “dream house” while staying within an allotted budget, said head of school Julianne Duvall
“Currently, in our house building project, I am working on figuring out where rooms, bathrooms, closets, etc. are supposed to go. The hardest part about this stage is I need to figure out what room in a specific place will benefit my client and myself the most. With the budget I was given, I need to be precise and careful about where everything will go,” said eighth grader Sam Antonio.
Teams are learning about operating within a budget as….
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