This unit will focus on hands-on activities. The architecture portion of this unit will focus on using technical tools, drawing perspectives, sections, elevations, mapping, measuring, calculating, solving math problems to help students understand architecture.
The math portion of this unit will concentrate in studying concepts learned in the 9th grade curriculum during the technical drawing and making of a bridge. This component will provide service to help prepare students for the mathematics sections of the Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT). This set of lessons will include problem solving and reasoning, communicating, computing and estimating as follows: exploring congruent polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals, symmetry, estimating measures, angle relationship, proportions, and the use of scale.
Also, this unit will be team taught with a social studies teacher who will teach the social studies and urban aspects of the Industrial America at the end of the 19th Century by understanding the environment and community of the people living in New York City, as well as the transportation links during the building of the Brooklyn Bridge during the late 1800's.