Architect's Skills

Activity Information

This topic explores aspects of the 3-D thinking involved in developing architectural ideas to plans and models through a series of mathematical activities.

Mathematical Connections

These activities will develop the process skills involved in understanding and making sense of mathematical information.
All of the activities require thinking about geometric information presented in a variety of forms.
Building shapes involves the use of the visualisation and mathematical vocabulary of 3-D shapes. Both Building shapes and Different views give opportunities for construction of models using the geometry of cubes and other shapes made from cubes.
Different views and Nets require the interpretation of geometric information presented in different forms, moving from one form of representation to another. Nets requires the construction of nets and provides an opportunity for work with Pythagoras' theorem.

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cre8ate maths has had a very positive effect on the mathematics department. It fits in with the functional skills agenda and is embedded into the scheme of work allowing staff to teach 'outside the box'. It has provided excellent ideas we might not otherwise have thought of.
Mathematics Teacher