Part One - First you need to learn about:
- ratios and proportions
- scale drawings
- Excel spreadsheets
Work through the following sites before you begin any drawing. Keep a file folder in your cubby with your paper work while you are working on the project.
Do this lesson and practice. Write your answers on paper to be turned in with project.
Watch this Brain Pop movie. Print and take the quiz at the end. Turn it in with your project. The username and password have been sent to you by email.
Take this online quiz. Write your answers on paper to be turned in with your project.
Here are some reference websites. Use them when you need extra help.
Use this site as a resource for making scale drawings.
This is a site to help you with Excel.
Part 2 - Drawing of Room
Create a rough working sketch of your dream room.
You may use graph paper.
The room must measure 12 feet by 14 feet.
Add a door that is 3 feet wide.
Include a window that is 4 feet wide and is 4 feet above the floor. (This is important when putting furniture below the window.)
Add a closet door that is 3 feet wide.
Include the scale you are using. (Example: 1 inch = 1 foot)
Write the "real" dimensions on each item in the room drawing.
Part 3 - Shopping
Shop onlline for the items in your room.
Remember that you need a bed and a place to put your clothes away.
Here are some sites to get you started.
- Be sure the item fits in your budget and is not too big for your room.
- You must have sheets and a bedspread. You may want lamps, a desk, mirror, etc.
- You must have a dresser of some kind where you can keep your clothes that do not hang up (like socks and underwear)
- The walls of the room are not included in the scale drawing. You do not have to include wallpaper or paint in your expenses. However, if you are buying something to hang on the walls, include it on your spreadsheet. Mark its size and location on your scale drawing.
- You do NOT have to include flooring, ceiling light, or ceiling fan.
- Include a 7% tax. Use Excel to do that calculation.
- Write down the exact demensions of every item that takes floor space (length and width). This must be included on your scale drawing and on your spreadsheet.
- Save the store name from which you "bought" the item. It must be included on your Excel spreadsheet.
Part 4 - Excel Spreadsheet
Include the following:
- Item Description (example: bed)
- Store (example: Rooms To Go)
- Cost (example: $279.99)
- Tax (7% of cost)
- Total of All Purchases (Remember your $2500 limit.)
Part 5 - Your Dream Bedroom
Now that you have "bought" your items, made your spreadsheet, and created your rough sketch, it is time to draw your dream bedroom!
Using the original dimensions from Part 2, and your purchased items from Part 3, make a detailed scale drawing of your dream room on graph paper.
- Be sure to use a ruler, straightedge, and accurate scale to make your drawing perfect.
- Color items in your room (keep in mind the colors of the items you purchased in Part 3)
- Include your scale factor, as well as actual measurements, on your drawing.
- BE NEAT!
Have your final scale drawing and spreadsheet ready by the project deadline. Include the requested items from Part 1. You may add any pictures or descriptions from the websites if you wish, but it is not required.
You must turn in the following:
- Paper work from part one
- Final scale drawing
- Excel spreadsheet