Students will be invited to design their own ultimate granny flat to move into once they turn 18, within the constraints of a given budget. They will be guided through using a browser-based CAD (Computer-Aided Design) tool to create a 3D scale model of their granny flat.
This program engages students to:
- practice mathematics skills (on MathSpace),
- learn 3D CAD skills and use interactive exercises (on the KIOSC LMS), and
- utilise spreadsheets to monitor costs and remain within budget
The program is divided into different sections where information is scaffolded for students to be able to learn a skill/task and then apply it to their own design.
- Foundations (concrete slab) – measuring and calculating the volume of a rectangular prims, percentage calculations, budgeting and financial calculations
- External walling with bricks – measuring and calculating the area of a rectangle, percentage calculations, budgeting and financial calculations
- Internal walling with plaster – unit conversions (mm, cm, m), measuring and calculating the area of a rectangle, budgeting and financial calculations
- Flooring – measuring and calculating the area of a rectangle, measuring and calculating total perimeter of a complex shape, budgeting and financial calculations
- Internal furnishings – percentage calculations, budgeting and financial calculations (e.g. best buys)
Mathematics / Digital Technologies
- KIOSC will conference (PL) with the classroom teacher to show them the activities and program.
- KIOSC will negotiate a time to run the LIVE sessions in the class. This can be a couple of sessions as required.
- Students will require a log in for the CAD tool – details on booking.
- A computer is the best device for students to use.
- TEACHER Notes (complete with guide and all answers) and all other materials are included.
- The Classroom teacher will need to provide student names and emails to KIOSC. This is so students can be given access to the Learning Management System.
The online program can be conducted over three hours or over a week. It is up to the classroom teacher.