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Objectives: • To have students design and calculate ramps and roofs controlling slope, as a major constraint in the design process. • To impose a grid on a line to quantify the steepness of a line • To introduce slope as the ratio of the vertical change divided by the horizontal change. • To illustrate the slope characteristic of lines a positive, zero, negative, or undefined (no slope) • To associate the terms with the appropriate graph of a line: increasing, horizontal, decreasing, or vertical. • To observe that the slope of a straight line is constant • To apply these mathematical concepts in the solution of roof and ramp design following architectural and anthropometric limitations.


Questions, comments or suggestions about this model may be sent to:
Dr. Leigh Little, The College at Brockport

Architectural Design using TI (146 kB)
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