Student groups of three will be planning and designing a shower remodel. Students will be given dimensions of the shower walls to be tiled, a list of materials and a budget. Using resources provided by the teacher and found on the internet, students will select a tile design and material to complete the shower project for under $3,000. The walls to be tiled will surround a standard sized bath tub. There will be three walls to be tiled, two of which will be 2 ½ feet by 5 feet and one which will be 5 feet by 5 feet.
Driving Question/Scenario: How does a homeowner or someone employed in the home remodel industry, use and apply math in a real world problem? As a homeowner, a person will have to make decisions about the maintenance and upkeep of their home. They will have to make decisions on repairs or remodels, that take into account personal tastes and budget limitations. If they were employed in the home remodeling business, this type of activity would be a regular part of their job.
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