Task Name : Crusoe Estate 
Task Level : H (Year 7) 
Semester : 1 
Topic : Perimeter and Area 
VC Strand : Units of Measurement 
Web Address : http://maths.crusoecollege.vic.edu.au/uomH

Equipment Needed : Poster Paper 
Victorian Curriculum outcome : Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelogramsand use these in problem solving 
Task description : . Students design 5 rectangular, 5 triangular and 5 parallelogram blocks. If they are using a scale drawing, 1cm should be equivalent to 1m. Students calculate the cost for each block of land based on area ($100/m^{2}). 
Assessment options : Scale drawing on poster paper or cardboard; Google SketchUp model. 
Teacher notes : Ensure students using Google SketchUp are using it correctly and do not waste time adding unnecessary detail to their models. For scale drawings, the scale of 1cm = 1m means fairly small blocks of land, but it avoids further confusion with converting scale. 