In Architects of Learning,
students apply math skills in geometry, measurement, scale, and proportion to create a campus of pavilions designed to display a theme. The theme may center on a curricular content area or on a student-selected area of interest. Working in cooperative teams, they figure area, perimeter and scale, and design floor plans to create a three-dimensional scale model. The many varied activities in Architects of Learning recognize Gardner's multiple intelligences, and encourage students to use their special talents to demonstrate what they know. The outlined 15 classes of instruction may be modified. Grades 5–8. Interact.
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