Lesson Title: Bedroom Blueprint  

Grade Levels: 3-5 

Length of Lesson: 90 minutes 

Overview: In this lesson, students take on the role of an architect and use modeling to create a bedroom blueprint to use for designing a new room. They also manage their budget to identify what furniture they will include. 

Activity: Students are presented with the task of creating their ideal bedroom after winning the Kids Design Challenge Contest. They will design a bedroom using the provided dimensions, requirements, budget, and a list of supply items.  


Standards Alignment: 

Mathematics  

  • Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems.  
  • Select, apply, and translate among mathematical representations to solve problems.  
  • Use representations to model and interpret physical, social, and mathematical phenomena.  

Social and Emotional Learning 

  • Learners will be able to effectively communicate clearly, listen well, and cooperate with others.  

Computer Science  

  • Organize and present collected data visually to highlight relationships and support a claim.  
  • Use data to highlight or propose cause-and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea.  
  • Use an iterative process to plan the development of a program by including others’ perspectives and considering user preferences. Use data to highlight or propose cause and-effect relationships, predict outcomes, or communicate an idea.