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Design of Project
Objectives: Students will come up with and use a system that will show expenditure in a restaurant along with profit and make some kind of spreadsheet from their system that will use negative and positive integers.
Students will design a restaurant using a scale map to figure out layout and placement of equipment and furniture. They will create scale models.
Students will use area of polygons and circles to figure out flooring. They will use surface area to figure out paint needs.
They will use volume to figure out heat/air conditioning needs.
Students will design a sign for their restaurant.
Students will create a menu with prices.
Choose a location and look at variables of this location such as climate, food choice and tourist possibilities.
Students will look at material pricing and costs.
Students will communicate with their group and the rest of their class as well as get opinions or input from community members.
Students will use technology literacy skills as well as programs to help in restaurant project creation.
21st century skills
Students will collaborate on designing a restaurant with a group. They might work with community members to choose a restaurant type. They may communicate with people on line. Students will use Google Earth to check out locations, digital photography to photograph possible setups, Google Design or some other design application like Photoshop to make a sign for their restaurant. They will show information literacy by checking prices for various materials and foods on the internet. They may use Excel to make a spreadsheet.
I will want to cultivate students attention to organization and remembering the details as well as rechecking for accuracy. I also want to encourage creativity in student thinking. I want to have students strive to create their best work that can carry over to life outside of school. I want them to reflect on the connection to their technological tools and skills to real life situations and tasks.
2. Evidence of Understanding
Students will be able to use negative and positive integers in bookkeeping and temperature. Students will be able to translate scale drawings. Students will be able to deal with area and volume of geometric shapes. Students will be able to use computer resources to solve problems and tasks. Students hopefully, will be able as learners and people to ask help from people in their community and family.
How can you create a fabulous restaurant using math skills and enjoy doing it?
Students will be given parameters that they must include:
survey people on restaurant likes and dislikes (scope out current restaurants, graph results)
location of restaurant (include climate, type of area, possible clientele)
layout of restaurant (to scale floor plan, furniture layout)
theme of restaurant (food, style, sign design)
price the cost of building and running restaurant (materials, food, prices, spreadsheet)
price flooring, painting/decorating, heating/cooling restaurant
Students can include other aspects of restaurant building or running
4. Entree into Project
What is your favorite restaurant in town? What is your favorite restaurant anywhere you've been? Survey the class. Make a graph. Talk about why it is a favorite. What is involved in opening/running a restaurant?
Have students come up with ideas. Make sure that all the parameters we will deal with get mentioned, either by myself or others.
Talk about the driving question. Have them choose groups of 3 or 4. They will be excited about creating their own theme and restaurant.