**Objective:
**Students will learn about different careers in
building and design while reviewing geometric shapes used in construction.

__I
Can Be an Architect__ by Susan Clinton

__I
Can Be a Carpenter__ by Dee Lillegard

__If
I Were a Construction Worker__ by Virginia Schomp

During
this lesson, you will introduce various careers associated with building and
design. To enhance this discussion,
invite a professional (e.g., architect, interior design, structural engineer) to
talk with the children about careers (e.g., architecture, design, construction).
An alternative activity would be to visit the National Building Museum in
Washington, DC.

Read
__I Can Be an Architect__ by Susan Clinton, __I Can Be a Carpenter__ by
Dee Lillegard , and/or __Construction Worker__ by Virginia Schomp.
Lead a discussion about apprenticeships, floor plans, and geometric
shapes used in buildings.

Journal

Pencil

Pretend
that you are an architect, construction worker, or designer.
What would a day in your job be like?
Remember to include details from class readings and discussions.

Finish class work if not completed

__Summary
__

Review the day’s lesson. Share finished journal entries. Reward money (.25) as appropriate.

__Assessment
__

Evaluate finished journal entries for content and quality of writing.

Lesson 2 Plane Figures into Solid Figures

**Objective:
**Students will demonstrate their ability to describe
and apply geometric relationships using one, two, and three dimensional objects.
Students will demonstrate their ability to communicate mathematically.

In
this lesson, students will use three dimensional boxes to understand faces and
planes.

Review finished journal entries.

__
__

Boxes
(e.g., shoe, cereal, Pringles, other unusual shapes)

Art
paper

3-D
templates

Pencil

Today
you will learn about the faces that make up three dimensional figures.
To begin, chose a box and trace each side.
Cut out the shapes that make up each side.
The sides of a three dimensional figure are called faces.
Notice how many faces there are and the different shapes of the faces.

Next,
you will build a three dimensional figure by connecting the faces.
Using the worksheets, select a figure, cut it out, and put it together.

Journal

Pencil

Look
at your floor plan in your portfolio. Think
about how you will make it a three dimensional figure.
In your journal, describe what you will do to make a three dimensional
model of the floor plan for your clubhouse.

Review the day’s lesson. Reward money as appropriate.

__Assessment
__

Finish evaluating journal entries. Assess 3-D figures.

Wilkinson,
Philip. 1995. __Eyewitness Books: Buildings__.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-87256-6

Lesson 3 3-D Clubhouse

During this lesson, children will use their inspirational drawings to draw a template for the front, sides, and back of their clubhouse. They will use estimation strategies in a variety of ways.

Share journal entries and reward money as appropriate.

Discuss the day’s lesson. Reward money as appropriate.

Assess graph paper and templates.

Weiss,
Harvey. 1979. __Model Buildings and How to Make Them__.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
ISBN 0-690-01341-8

Lesson 4 Earned Budget

**Objective:
**Students will demonstrate their ability to recognize
numeric and geometric relationships and will generalize a relationship from
data.

Review journal entries and reward money as appropriate.

During this lesson, children will use an order form and purchase materials to construct a model of their clubhouse.

**Materials**

Manipulative
money

Small
plastic bags

Poster
board

Cardboard

Pencil

Scissors

Side,
front, back, and roof templates from Activity 3

For
this project, you have earned money to buy materials for your model.
Today you will receive the money you earned.
Review your last journal entry to see how much drywall (poster board or
cardboard) you need to build your model.

First,
use your money to purchase the amount of drywall you need.
Next, use the templates you made in Activity 3 and trace each side,
front, back, and roof on the drywall. Cut
out the pieces. Put these pieces in
your portfolio for later use.

**Materials
**

Journal

Pencil

In
your journal, balance your budget. To
do this, subtract the amount of money you spent for drywall from the total
amount you earned. The balance is
the amount you will have to spend for decorating and other items for your
clubhouse.

Review the day’s progress. Reward as appropriate.

Lesson 5 Building and Design

**Objective:** Students will demonstrate their ability to apply geometric
relationships using one, two, and three dimensional objects.

During
this lesson, children will construct the model of their clubhouse.

Review
journal entries and reward as appropriate.

Glue

Hot
glue gun

Tape

Side,
front, back, and roof cut-outs

Floor
plans

Tile
floor pattern

20”
x 20” Poster board for base of clubhouse

Today
you will construct your clubhouse model. Use
your floor plan as a guide when putting your clubhouse together.
You may use glue, hot glue, or tape to but your clubhouse together.
When adding your roof, be sure to make it detachable.
You should be able to remove the roof so you can add decorations and
furniture. When putting your
clubhouse together, be sure to put in the tile floor you designed earlier.
Use the 20” x 20” piece of poster board as the base for your model.
You may place the model anywhere on the base. The area on the base around your clubhouse will be the land
you use for your garden in the next project.

Journal

Pencil

Using
your Materials Order Form as a guide, write about what you will purchase to
decorate your clubhouse. Be
specific. Describe what materials
you will use where and in what rooms.

Lesson 6 Decorating Your Clubhouse

**Objective:
**Students will demonstrate their ability to solve
problems in Math.

Review
journal entries from previous day.

During
this lesson, children will look through magazines and decide how to decorate
their clubhouse models.

Home
magazines

Portfolio

Clubhouse
model

Materials
Order Form

Manipulative
money

Decorating
materials

Journal

Pencil

Today
you will decide how to decorate your clubhouse. Go back to your last journal entry and think about the
materials you selected. Then, look
through magazines and your portfolio (inspirational drawing, table design) to be
sure this is how you want to decorate your clubhouse. When you are sure about decorations, fill out the Materials
Order Form to order what you will need to decorate your clubhouse inside and
outside. Purchase the materials you
need. In your journal, balance your
budget to see how much money you have left.

Journal

Pencil

In your journal, write about the decorating process. Be specific and add details that describe how you decided to decorate your clubhouse.

Lesson 7 Clubhouse Decoration

**Objective:
**Students will apply mathematical strategies to
real-world problem solving situations__.
__

Students
will demonstrate their ability to communicate mathematically.

Review
journal entries and reward as appropriate.

During
this lesson, students will decorate their clubhouses and balance their budgets.

Clubhouse
model

Decorating
materials

Materials
Order Form

Manipulative
money

Glue

Hot
glue gun

Tape

Crayons,
colored pencils, markers

Pencil

Today
you will decorate your clubhouse. Using
the materials you purchased, begin decorating your clubhouse.
If you need additional materials, purchase them and subtract them from
your budget.

Journal

Pencil

Write
a report about your clubhouse model. Be
sure to add details about special features, artistic designs, and functional
features.

Lesson 8 Clubhouse Model Showcase

**Objective:
**Students will demonstrate ability to communicate
mathematically**.
**

During
this lesson, children will share the reports they wrote about their clubhouse
and show their models to classmates.

Clubhouse
model

Journal

Today
you will share your model and the reports you wrote about your clubhouse.
When it’s your turn, read your report and show your classmates your
model. Be sure to point out special
features in your clubhouse.

Journal

Pencil

Write
about at least three things you learned while building your clubhouse model..
How did you use math to build your model?

Pull together the unit and discuss the last part of the unit. Reward as apropriate.

__Assessment
__

Assess final projects.

** SOL
Connections: **Eng
2.1

** POS
Connections: **Psa 1

Nelson,
Libby. 1998. __California Missions:
Projects and Layouts__. Minneapolis,
MN: Lerner Publications Company.
ISBN 0-8225-1931-3

Robbins,
Ken. 1984. __Building a House__.
New York: Four Winds Press.
ISBN 0-590-07887-9

Schomp,
Virginia. 1998.
__If I Were a Construction Worker__.
New York: Benchmark Books,
Marshall Cavendish. ISBN
0-7614-0617-4

Weiss,
Harvey. 1979. __Model Buildings and How to Make Them__.
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell.
ISBN 0-690-01341-8

Wilkinson,
Philip. 1995. __Eyewitness Books: Buildings__.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-679-87256-6

Wood,
Richard. 1994.
__The Builder Through History__.
New York: Thomson Learning.
ISBN 1-56847-102-5

Wood,
Tim. 1997. __See Through History:
Ancient Wonders__. New
York: Viking. ISBN 0-670-87468-X