Semester 1 Topic 4 Level I

Task Name : Crusoe Estate Task Level : I (Year 8)
Semester : 1 Topic : Perimeter and Area VC Strand : Units of Measurement
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Equipment Needed : Poster Paper
Victorian Curriculum outcome : Find perimeters and areas of parallelograms, rhombuses and kites
Task description : . Students design 5 parallelograms, 5 rhombuses and 5 kite 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/m2).
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.