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Grade 7 Puts on the Architect’s Hat

As the Grade 7s wrapped up their last week of classes, they had the chance to enjoy some warm weather as they took on a fun math project outdoors!
Students were seen scattered around the Pemberton Woods Campus with measuring tapes, chalk and notebooks. 

The summative project was called Architect’s Hat, and students were asked to calculate the perimeter, area and volume of a chosen piece of concrete around one of the buildings on campus. They also needed to calculate the total cost of replacing the shape with new concrete (assuming each shape had a depth of 15 cm of concrete). As well, they were tasked to create a bird’s eye view drawing of their shape with an appropriate scale. 

“It’s been going pretty good,” said Finnley Shultz ’27. “We are just trying to find ways to make it easier to measure and make all sides equal.” 

“I think it’s a really fun project,” said Salina Dhrolia ’27. “It’s not like other tests. It’s more of a creative project.” 

The Architect’s Hat project allows students to gain practical experience of how there are many times when acquiring accurate measurements of irregular shapes is required. Architects and landscape architects are just some of the occupations that need to perform this task regularly.

“This is definitely a life skill,” added Salina. “We will need this if you want to fill something in with cement and will need to know how much to use.” 


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