by Marsha Shafer, St. Thomas Episcopal School

By designing a "dream bedroom" students develop an understanding of ratio and proportion, as well as practice the skills for solving problems related to these concepts.

Teacher Introduction

This webquest is designed to teach the concepts of ratio and proportion by leading students in the design of a dream bedroom.  By converting items to scale, students discover and practice the ideas of proportion while at the same time practicing spreadsheet skills.  Who wouldn't want to "spend" $2,000 for the perfect bedroom?