Building with Polygons

Building with Polygons

Introduction to the Project

Opening

Introduction to the Project

In this unit, you will complete a project. For your project, you will work with a partner to construct two model buildings. At the end of the project, the class will put all the buildings together to form a city.

Here are the specific requirements for the project.

  • You will make two model buildings by constructing right prisms. For one building, you will slice off part of the prism.
  • Each building (prism) will have a polygon base. You will choose the type of polygon you want to use for the bases. The two buildings can have different bases.
  • Your model buildings will be based on full-size buildings that you will determine the size of. The full-size buildings cannot be more than 200 feet tall. You will use a scale of 20:1—that is, 20 feet to 1 inch—to make your model buildings.
  • You will make a net for each model building and use the nets to construct the buildings.
  • You will find the surface area and volume of the model buildings and the full-size buildings.
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