How big is one square metre?

For our maths task this term we are pretending to be architects who need to design an apartment block. To do this, we need to know how big to make the rooms and to do THAT we need to know how to take measurements.

We know that the common unit of measurement for rooms and houses is metres and that we use square metres to work out the area.

Here are the other things we said we knew.

With all of this knowledge, we then worked in small groups to create a square metre out of paper. At the end we could then see exactly how big a square metre was and we could put them together to get an idea of big some rooms would need to be.

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