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1 Remodeling a Bedroom A WebQuest for Middle or High School Mathematics
Designed by Team D: Katrina White Mary-Anne Thormas Shelly McGrath Sonia Rossiter Rob Vaillancourt Introduction The Task The Process Evaluation Teacher Page

2 Introduction Imagine for your birthday your parents are giving you $1500 to remodel your bedroom. You are given the task of designing a diagram of your bedroom and researching the materials and supplies needed to complete the remodeling.

3 The Task You need to measure your room, the height and length of each wall, window and doors. You will research the given websites for changes you wish to make to your room. Such changes may include paint color, carpet or flooring, furniture, window furnishings, etc. You will need to keep track of all expenses and websites you use. You will create a two diagrams of your room a before and after the remodeling. You will present all of this to the class via a PowerPoint presentation. Make sure to complete all the components of the Rubric to create an outstanding PowerPoint presentation of your bedroom

4 Evaluation A rubric will be used to evaluate students understanding of the components of remodeling assignment and the webquest.

5 The Rubric Home Back Beginning 1 Developing 2 Accomplishing 3
Exemplary 4 Measurement/ Scale Drawing No scale drawing/ measurements included Scale drawing does not match room dimensions/ units not included or inappropriate Accurate basic scale drawing included (walls and major furniture (bed and dresser) only) Scale drawing includes doors/windows, closet space, additional furniture (chair, bookshelf, etc) Wall / floor covering No information included for wall/floor covering Wall / floor covering calculations leave large surplus (>1 gallon of paint left over, >1 roll of wallpaper left over, rug too big) Calculations accurate/ little or no surplus Includes calculations for more than one wall covering (combination of paint and wallpaper, inclusion of mural-type wall covering, etc) and/or more than one type of floor covering (laminate, hardwood and rug, etc.) Eco-friendly items included 0 eco-friendly items included 1 eco-friendly items included 2 eco-friendly items included 3 or more eco-friendly items included Final Drawing No final drawing Basic drawing included Drawing included; colors do not reflect room décor Drawing consistent with room décor Budget No budget included Project over budget Project completed within budget Project completed $100 or more below budget

6 The Process - Activities
Activity#1 Measure your bedroom to get the dimensions of your bedroom: height and length of walls, windows, and doors.

7 The Process - Activities
Activity #2 Draw a 2D scale diagram of your bedroom using the website below. Sample Diagram

8 The Process - Activities
Activity #3 Determine the total surface area of the walls and the area of the floor using the following websites.

9 The Process - Activities
Activity #4 Determine the amount of paint or wall covering needed to remodel your room and the total cost. Use the hyperlinks below to get to the websites. Paint Wallpaper

10 Paint Paint quantity and cost calculator

11 Wallpaper Wallpaper quantity and cost calculator

12 The Process - Activities
Activity #5 Shop for new furniture and accessories at the following websites, include at least three eco-friendly items.

13 The Process – Activity #5 (cont.)
  Eco-Friendly Sites

14 The Process - Activities
Activity #6 Create a budget of your expenses using Microsoft Excel or another program, make sure to list everything you purchase.

15 The Process - Activities
Activity#7 Draw a 2D scale diagram of your bedroom after the remodeling is complete using the website below. Sample Diagram

16 Bedroom Diagram Back to Activity #2 Back to Activity #7

17 Teachers Page Standards 7th grade 8th grade 9th grade References

18 Standards 7th Grade Louisiana
Convert between units in area of U.S. and metric units within the same system (Standard M5) (GLE: 22) Determine the perimeter and area of composite plane figures by subdivision and area addition (Standard M1, G7) (GLE: 20) Michigan G.TR Understand that in similar polygons, corresponding angles are congruent and the ratios of corresponding sides are equal; understand the concepts of similar figures and scale factor. NETS Performance Standard 5.Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum. 6.Design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom. Home Teachers Page

19 Standards 8th Grade Louisiana
Construct, interpret, and use scale drawings in real-life situations (Standard G5, M6, N8) (GLE: 30) Determine the volume and surface are of prisms and cylinders (Standard M1, G7) (GLE: 17) California Students know how reactant atoms and molecules interact to form products with different chemical properties. (Standard 5a) Michigan G.SR Sketch a variety of two-dimensional representations of three-dimensional solids including orthogonal views (top, front, and side), picture views (projective or isometric), and nets; use such two-dimensional representations to help solve problems. G.SR Understand the concept of surface area, and find the surface area of prisms, cones, spheres, pyramids, and cylinders. NETS Performance Standard 5. Apply productivity/multimedia tools and peripherals to support personal productivity, group collaboration, and learning throughout the curriculum. 6.Design, develop, publish and present products using technology resources that demonstrate and communicate curriculum concepts to audiences inside and outside the classroom. Home Teachers Page

20 Standards 9th Grade Louisiana
Determine appropriate units and scales to use when solving measurement problems (Standard M2, M3, M1) (GLE: 21) Distinguish between an exact and an approximate answer, and recognize errors introduced by the use of approximate numbers with technology (Standard N3, N4, N7) (GLE: 4) NETS Performance Standards 7.Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research, publications, communications, and productivity. (4, 5, 6) 10. Collaborate with peers, experts, and others to contribute to a content-related knowledge base by using technology to compile, synthesize, produce, and disseminate information, models, and other creative works. (4, 5, 6) Home Teachers Page

21 References Athropolis Productions Limited (2008) Area calculator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from American Blinds, Wallpaper & More (2008) Retrieved March 27, 2008 from Built-e, Inc (2002) Retrieved March 30, 2008 from Computer Support Group (2008) CSG area calculator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from

22 References Cont. Computer Support Group (2008) Room wallpaper quantity and cost calculator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from Creative Educators (2008) Dream room design. Retrieved March 26, 2008 from Crochran, A. & Johnson, J (2002) Q Collection:Furniture, fabrics & accessories. Retrieved March 30, 2008 from Fogt, R. (2006) Welcome to OnlineConvesion.com. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from

23 References Cont. iVillage Home & Garden Netwrok (2008) Home decorating:Bedrooms. Retrieved March 28, 2008 from Meredith Corporation (2008) Arrange-a-room. Retreived March 26, 2008 from Meredith Corporation (2008) Bedroom planning. Retrieved March 26, 2008 from Meredith Corporation (2008) Interior design for the bedroom: 5 tips for bedroom design. Retreived March 26, 2008 from

24 Refernces Cont. Microsoft Corporation (2008, April 12) Making ends meet. Retrieved March 26, 2008 from Paintforum.com(2007) Room paint quantity and cost calculator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from Pioneer Thinking (2008) Home decorating center. Retrieved March 28, 2008 from  http://www.pioneerthinking.com/decormenu.html PM Organics (2001) Retrieved March 30, 2008 from

25 Refernces Cont. Scripps Netwroks, LLC (2008) Paint estimator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from SmartDraw.com (2008) Bedroom designs. Retrieved April 4, 2008 from SPC Digital (2008) Interior paint calculator. Retrieved March 27, 2008 from Wilson, K. (2002) The budget decorator. Retrieved March 26, 2008 from Writer, M (2008) How to maintain a budget using excel. Retrieved March 26, 2008 from Home Teachers Page   


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