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Mathline

Architecture

Building Materials  |  Community Geometry  |  Career Connections |  More Math Concepts

Capture students' excitement about designing and building things! Architecture and construction both involve using geometry, algebra, and numbers.

In this section, the first activity gives students a chance to do some computation and problem solving. They will figure out how much of various materials they would need if they were building a house.

The second activity is a project in which students look for the mathematics that exists in the buildings and structures around them. When they start to look, they may realize how much mathematics is in the world all around them.

Hope you enjoy the mathematics understanding that you and your students "build" with these activities!