Design a house

This idea will develop a knowledge and understanding of areas, volumes and social arithmetic, by applying this knowledge in a real life context. Young people will work in teams to design a house for an architect company, which meets certain criteria within a budget.

Broad Outcomes of learning

• Subject knowledge gained and enhanced e.g. an appreciation of managing finances and finding the optimum design for a house 
• Enterprising skills improved by developing creativity, confidence, taking responsibility, team work 
• Developed employability skills: Communication, planning, organisation, researching, analysing, presenting and marketing 
• Confidence of working independently from teacher-led lessons demonstrated by working in groups and discussing the challenge in order to work out any potential obstacles 
• Pupils take responsibility for their learning through making decisions on budgeting, finance, design and location for the house 
• Learners have developed 4 capacities of CfE

Relevance to curriculum

• Supports CfE Mathematics 
• Demonstrates how mathematical principles e.g. Pythagoras Theorem is utilized in real life situations

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