What if… sketchup and math

I think I’ll start a new group of posts in an effort to simply list ideas that run through my brain involving the use of the computer as a tool in an effective teaching environment. They are open for feedback/criticism. These shall be called ‘What if…’. Simple. Short.

What if Sketchup was used to develop a house/building plan to solve a community problem and then actually placed in Google Earth to show the plan. Volume could be a math objective here - students could be given certain volume limitations under which they had to develop their structure. Students could design their solution, prove they met the volume limitations (there are a variety of real reasons for volume limitations), place their design on Google Earth and even present to a city official or recieve feedback from a city official.

What if…

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