Students will be able to apply area formulas of the rectangle, square and circle, to section off a gymnasium for an athletic event. The students will produce a scaled diagram (blueprint) of the gymnasium to use as a reference tool to accommodate as many sections for tournament rings as possible, the judges’ table, and an area for a concession stand to fit into the specified size gymnasium.
The modeling tool will make the students preplan the layout of the gym, requiring them to use formulas and create a logical scale to for their blueprint. The blueprints will assist the students when they attempt the actual activity of sectioning off the gymnasium according to the specifications of their models.
Pennella, Annette, "Modeling a Proposed Layout Using TI Calculator" (2004). Lesson Plans. 239.