Calculating Square Footage



The student will develop an accurate calculation of square footage of the student's floor plan. The square footage plan will include living, non-living (garage), & patio areas to give the most accurate area of the planned structure.

Lesson Time

3 class periods -each period
57 Minutes

Industries / Subjects / Grades

Industries / Pathways
  • Engineering & Architecture Engineering & Architecture

Standards and Objectives


California Academic Content Standards (5)
California's 2008 CTE Standards (5)

Related Instructional Objectives (SWBAT...)

  • Calculate square footage
  • Read and interpret plans to break up a house into rooms or areas to calculate square footage and recombine to get total square footage
  • Select and use the necessary equipment to produce an accurate floor plan
  • Produce a square footage floor plan using proper freehand graphic skills

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