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Mr James

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Design your Room - Area and Perimeter: Knowledge Application

I used to do this for fun as a child; I used to draw my room to scale and make the furniture to size and then move it around to see how I could change my room to maybe make it better! You will need: A tape measure (or something you know the length of) Your room! My example to refer to 1. Draw the shape of your room on paper - this is a rough drawing. If you want to make this task easier, choose a room that is rectangle in shape (if yours isn't)! 2. Measure the outer dimensions - or perimeter - of the room and label them on your diagram. 3. Roughly draw in the shapes of the furniture in your room - in my example, a bed, cupboard and chest of drawers (or whatever you have). 4. Measure your furniture's widths and lengths and record them on your rough drawing. Do this as accurately as you can; round things if necessary to the nearest 50cm, or below one metre to the nearest 10cm. E.g. 4.6m => 4.5m, 78cm => 80cm. 5. Go into the template provided by hitting add on the activity. 6. Look at the example that I have created on pages 3 & 4 of the template. You are going to make one that looks like this on pages 1 and 2, using the shapes shapes icon, the label label icon and the voice mic icon. You can delete my pages at the end. 7. Add a background background to your designs (pages 1 & 2) making it squared, and edit the labels by clicking them, and adding your name. 8. Use the line on the shape shapes icon, to draw the outline of your room. I put extra lines on and made them thicker to indicate where the door and the window is. 9. Using the shape tool shapes add more lines for your different furniture Make each item the same colour - once I drew one line, I "duplicated" it so it was the same colour then changed its orientation. 10. Using the label icon, add the dimensions of the room and furniture from you drawing. 11. On page 2, using label can you calculate the perimeter and area of the room and the furniture in the room? Good luck!!

3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 4th Grade, STEAM, Math
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