Afghanistan Maths Project



Students introduced​ to​ a​ 'Big​ Idea​' humanitarian​ problem:How​ can​ we​​ design​ and​ build​ a​ school​ for​ a​ small​ community​ in​ Afghanistan​ that​​ uses​ sustainable​ practices​,​​ is​ sympathetic​ with​ the​ local​ culture​​ and​ is​ a​ place​ of​ learning​ and​ reflection​ for​ the​ whole​ community? Students identify features of the​ local environment and how these affect​ the​ community. Students will research,​ plan​ and​ design​​ a built environment​ [school] that meets the needs of users and incorporates sustainable environmental practices using virtual world technology Sim-on-a-Stick (SoaS). Their plans must be to scale and virtual models need to replicate their measurement calculations. This​ must​ meet​ the​ key​ considerations​ and​ basic​ planning​ and​ design​ standards​ as​ identified​ by​ the​UNICEF​ Child​ Friendly​ Schools​ Manual
Students needed to draw their plans to scale and then build off their plans ensuring their measurements were exact and they kept to the project criteria based on the UNICEF Child Friendly Schools Manual.