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Benchmark Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world by teaching us skills than will be helpful in the real world. For example it teaches us how to map an area to scale. This skill will be very useful in the real world because it can help us find the size of a building or street by using a scaled map. It can also be useful when your making a scaled map for your job. Another skill that was taught was how to measure tall buildings. These can be very useful as measurements are important in every day life. That is how this project can help in everyday life.


What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion of this project was when we went outside to find the measurements. I felt that it was really great that we got hands on experience with finding the height of the buildings. I doubt I would have learned about how to measure using the mirror method if we didn’t actual measure something that would be impossible to measure otherwise. The least exciting part was Google map maker. I think I might have placed my building on top of another and it was to tell where my street was due to the bad camera angles. I also could see the top of my building on street view.


What did you learn from completing this project

I learned how to use the mirror and stick method on a building and why the shadow method isn’t the best tool to use. I also learned more about the stick method which I didn’t know much about at first. I learned how to use Google Map maker thought I hope I won’t have to use it again. I learned how estimates are not alway right and how it is always important to verify your measurement because most of the time it is not right. For example my first measurement was 40 feet off from my verification. That is what I learned from this project.


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Quarter 3 Benchmark Anna Sugrue

How does this project relate to the real world?

       -The skills we learned in this project can be applied to a variety of different situations and professions. If I ever wanted to know the height of something, I can make quick approximate calculations with a mirror and a tape measure. If I wanted to go into a career in architecture, city planning, civil engineering, construction, interior design, etc, the knowledge of triangles is essential. Triangles are the basis of construction and design everywhere, from the pyramids to pie slices. Knowing how to measure triangles will give anyone an upper hand in the “real world”.

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

       -The most exciting portion of this project was the in class time we got to go explore our block independently. Going out into the world and applying the knowledge we had learned on paper in a class environment to a large scale real life environment was exciting and invigorating. The least exciting portion of this project was the written portions of the final project. The final calculations did not come out cleanly and were frustrating to evaluate. The stick method was especially frustrating. I also had no idea how to structure my letter to the Neighborhood Association and was a little lost as to how to put together our final written report.

What did you learn from completing this project?

       -From completing this project, I learned about triangles and their application in real life situations. From measuring my building, I learned about the approximate heights of buildings around the city and how these buildings could be improved to increase the attractiveness of the area. I also learned 5+ handy new ways to measure to find an approximate height of any tall object (including the purchasing of a measuring app!). I also learned how to navigate the residential areas around SLA better than I did before. I found a new shortcut to get to the Franklin Institute, and a place where they apparently sell great hoagies.

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An Ode: No Longer Waiting for Superman

Ode: No Longer Waiting for Superman
When studying for numerous exams, 
you thought of your future.
The endless days and nights that you would stay up to make the world shine bright.
You gave it your all when it came to certification, 
smile wide and professionally worn,
gave you that honor. 
The Praxis shot you down many times, 
to make sure you were worthy to care and safeguard my future.
You were worthy.
You beat the odds and went out your way.
Paid for dry-erase markers and construction paper,
so your children could see a better day. 
The day when they could stand among others and hold their ground,
due to your arithmetic and phonics knowledge you provided their way. 
This is my thanks to you,
as the child that looks up to you everyday.
You inspire my choice of words,
influence the paths I choose. 
Thank you dear superman of mine,
for that is you. 
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Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the world because it has to do with shapes, measuring, and observations.

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I think that the most exciting part of the project was when the groups went outside to actually observe and measure the buildings.

What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned how to measure things from a different perspective and measure objects that I cant reach by using mirrors and other figures.




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BM Q3

I didn’t think I was going to be looking forward to any part of this project. After we got started using the methods to measure it kicked in, that the project wasn’t all “math”. Instead, it was trial and error, it was similar to life. I got to explain to people who questioned me about my measurements, and that was the most exciting part of this project for me. I got to prove to myself (and other people) over and over again that I learned how to use different methods to measure building heights. Also the actual act of using the methods was kind of exciting. I never used the mirror method before so going outside and finding the height our buildings was cool.
 From this project I learned to work with people who are just as controlling as I am. In that process I learned to be patient not only with others but myself. I can be very inpatient mainly when I comes to math because I want to get it done and over with. Mathematically, I learned more about proportions. I obviously learned how to use the mirror method quiet well since majority of our project was using it. Learning to use Google Maps was fun too. I never knew how to use street view or measure blocks using Google.  
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Symone's Q3 Geometry BM Reflection

This project relates to the real world because people do this everyday. For example, regular people like the owners of the home do things like meausre dimensions of their doors and windows to figure out ways to improve their home. Someone may want to replace wooden doors with fiber glass or vice versa and they'll need measurements in order to do that. Also, there are people who do that as a profession. There are people how have more efficient ways of measuring a building, but they probably do take estimations using methods we did for the benchmark. 
To me, the most exciting part of the project was doing the manual mirror method. I like figuring things out using ratio and proportions. It was also fun going outside and doing the actual measurements to figure out what the answers were rather than having measurements handed to us. I find it exciting to work on problems on my own and being able to figure if it makes sense or not even though it causes a little bit of aggrivation. It was also exciting working in my group because everybody was doing their parts of the project. 
What I learned from this project is how difficult t is to get exact measurements for buildings. My class only did an estimation, but it just goes to show how hard it would be manually measuring for exact measurements of buildings. Imagine measuring buildings even bigger than what we measured! What I also learned was how to be efficient with my time. In order to do this project, you'd have to have calculations already done in order to move on to the next task and be able to start figuring out how you'll explain your process.
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Reflection

-       How does this project relate to the real world?

-       This project is based on methods that real world archetects can use in their work. It is also a useful way for a corporate/building director to establish his point of building height.

-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

-       The most exiting part of this project for me was the calculations; I am not a large fan of math, but since I have been paying more attention and been more focused, I understand and enjoy the concept more, with that being said, the calculations was a good way for me to express my knowledge of math so far.

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

-       Everything can be done one way or another, don’t give up.

1) Who was in your group?

Temperance Moore, Saundra Monroe, Jordan Randall

2) What did you personally do well on this project?

I executed my measurements very well

3) What could you personally have done better?

I could have helped my teammates more than I did; I was too focused on the individual work.

4) What is something that each of the people in your group contributed and/or did well on this project?

Jordan: Energetic and good in helping understand the concepts given, Saundra: Lively and great at calculations, Temperance: Cherry and did very well to keep the group organized.

5) Please describe any issues that you had while completing this project (as an individual).

At one point, my verification was very off point and that took me a while to realize my mistake; crazy how one number changes everything.

6) Please describe any issues that you had while completing this project (as a group).

I felt as though I worked at a faster pace than my group (not saying it was any less right or wrong) But I felt as though they weren’t taking it serious at fir

7) Please describe what you learned from doing this project, both in terms of content and in terms of process.
Most importantly, I learned about formulas, solutions and a different method of teaching. Besides that, I learned what works better for me in math so I can be at my full potential.

 

 

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Mschreiber Benchmark Reflection

1.            There are many ways that this project relates to the real world. For example as time goes on, renevations are done to buildings. These can cause an increase in height or lenth of the building that no one will no about unless if measured. This project helps show how you can measure the height of your buildings with simple means like a mirror and a ruler.  Another way would be when you are helping add additions to a building you can help apply the knowledge from this project to help with the additions to building. This project explains the math used in the world today.

 

2.            The most exciting part of the project is when we went outside to measure are buildings. Even though it was a bit chilly it was nice to go outside for an assignment. When we were measuring outside time flew by fast and the measurements seemed easier to make outside then when we were doing the mirror method in the cramped hall way. Being able to be on our own outside helping make the measurements for each building is why I think when we went outside to measure was the best part of the project.

 

3.            Throughout this project I learned many things.  First I learned how to measure a building in a real life scenario with the mirror method. I also learned how to work with a group when I miss a few days of the benchmark work time.  Another thing I learned was how to measure buildings with simple methods such as taking a photo of an object with a known height and using it to measure a height to go. A final thing I learned is how to make a scale a drawing of buildings using scales of many units. of measurement.

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Reflection

This project relates to the real world because it helps us use different methods to solve a problem. Now when I walk past buildings I tell my friend I could measure it with out actually measuring it.this also helps because of our future. Depending on what kind of job you have.Some jobs might require measurements of buildings like google earth.When you have short cuts in life it helps you out lot.What else i got out of it was that if you where to ever get floors added on to your house like i want to i know how to calculate what I want the height to look like or to check to see if I'm not paying for more then what i paid for.


I think the most exciting part was doing the verifications because when it would come close to the number I calculated I got so happy and smart.I love doing things that challenge me because it makes me feel accomplished even if i didn’t get it right,and when we got to sit down as a group and help each other out it was such great collaboration. The least exciting part was when we actually had to go out and take measurements because it was kind of cold.Also because we had to stand out side and do our whole groups measurements one by one.


From this project I learned that sometimes you will not get an exact answer but as long as you have some evidence that you are close you are accurate.also I learned that you may have just some mis communication within your groups and might stress each other out a lot but yelling and demanding does not work if you just talk calmly and with pertinence and things will get done more effectively.lastly, I learned that I am very good at the mirror method and proportions. 


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Hamlet Analysis Post - Dakota Foster

Dakota Foster

English 3

Hamlet or The Tradegy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark is a play written by WIlliam Shakespeare back in the late-1500s. Shakespeare had written many plays and acts while he was alive, but the most famous and well-known one is Hamlet. There are many different parts of the play that are very well known like “To be or not to be” soliloquy by Hamlet. Some cases it can be very hard to understand his writing when first glanced at, in the following paragraphs we will be analyzing one of the soliloquies/monologues in Hamlet.In Shakespeare's plays, he very often uses exaggeration to get his thoughts across through his characters. Also, he likes to show how sophisticated he can by using very elaborate sentences that have to be interpreted. Sentences that have to be searched through, read over and over again to get the full meaning of the passage. These traits of Shakespeare’s writing can be identified in this scene. 

The following monologues takes place in Act 1, Scene 3 from lines 65 to 80.  Polonius is talking with his children, Ophelia and Laertes. These few lines are directed to Laertes. Laertes is the oldest and he is going to college. Laertes has a sort of reputation where could people would consider him a ‘manwhore’. Polonius is warned Laertes about what he should do with himself as he goes along on this journey of life. 

“Look thou character. 

Give thy thoughts no tongue, 

Nor any unproportioned act of his own

Be thou familiar, but by no means vulgar.

Those friends thou hast, and their adoption tried,

Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel;”

Polonius is telling his son that he should that he see what he can learn and be from other people. He shouldn’t pay attention to other people and be friendly to other people. Not to be mean to others and hold onto the friends that you find that are trustworthy. Shakespeare is using his knowledge that he found when he was growing up by putting him into Polonius. This is a thing that carries on to the people of today. These lessons and advice can be overheard from a parent to a child of today, sometimes the advice can sound different for what goes on today.  

“But do not dull thy palm with entertainment

Of each new-hatch'd, unfledged comrade. Beware

Of entrance to a quarrel, but being in,

Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee.

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice;”

Polonius continues to tell his son Laertes about don’t waste your time with every new guy that meets your path, but also don’t start fights. He says that if you do get into a fight that you should stand you ground and finish the fight. Then, he says listen to many different people but only give your voice to a few people. This advice can be really helpful to Laertes because since he is considered a ‘manwhore’, a lot of different people could try to pick fights with him. Polonius could also be saying this to Laertes because at this time his daughter Ophelia is with a person that Polonius doesn’t trust entirely. The person that Ophelia is with is known as Hamlet, the star of the play. Polonius doesn’t believe that Hamlet actually loves Ophelia, he thinks that Hamlet is just playing her for a fool. Polonius wants Ophelia to stop seeing Hamlet. Polonius is trying to avoid Laertes from getting into the same situation as Ophelia. 

“Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.

Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy,

But not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy;

For the apparel oft proclaims the man,

And they in France of the best rank and station

Are of a most select and generous chief in that.”

The last part of some of the dialogue from Polonius can be translated to listen to everyone’s opinion but hold back your judgmental thoughts. Spend as much money as you have on clothing, but make sure they aren’t clothing that are to showy or gaudy because clothes make the man. France is basically the capital of where people are judged on their clothing and where they find a person is made by the clothes that they wear. 

In the end, Shakespeare had taken a regular conversation that happens in most families. This advice can be given to a daughter or a son when they are going anywhere way from home. The children could be going to college or just moving away. Shakespeare used his very kind and intelligent words to communicate a very simple idea in an elegant way, a thing that Shakespeare is known very well for. 

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Q3 Benchmark Reflection


This project relates to the world in many ways. One way it relates to the real world is in architecture and design. Contractors really do the things that we did for a living. They make blueprints of the building that they are making changes to and they measure everything.Then they take that, and they start making real renovations to the house that they are working on. They use the same math and technique as well. Even people who actually need to build a house or remake one probably uses the techniques that we used. Basically everything that we learned is used in real life by people who really do this type of stuff. 


The most exciting portion to this project was actually going outside because we never do that. The least exciting portion to this part was also going outside because it was really cold. Also it was annoying how my measurements came out differently each time so I didn't know which one was right. I also didn't like the google maps part because the tutorial link wasn't working. So I didn't know how to submit the heights of my group's buildings. Other than those minor things, the project was fine. It helped a lot to know how to calculate my measurements. If I didn't it probably would have been harder since that was basically the bulk of the project. 

I learned the different methods that can be used to find the heights of buildings. I didn't know that you could use a picture of something to find the hieght of a building (known as the picture method). I would have never thought about that. I also learned that you should check to see if your height is accurate because not every method gives you the accurate height. I got a better understanding about the mirror method as well. For a more accurate height, it's best that you don't lean towards the mirror. That would help with a more accurate height. 


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Sean Morris Geometry benchmark

-    How does this project relate to the real world?

This project relates to the real world in several ways. A primary way it relates to the real world is for architects. It can relate to architects because by using the methods demonstrated architects can plan out how tall a building is which can be useful when adding new features onto a building. Another way it relates to the real world is it is useful to business that need to tear down a building so they can know the total area of destruction would approximately be. It is also useful for realtor who need the know how tall a house or apartment is so that they can give that data to their customers.  



-       What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion of this project was to go outside and see the method in work. I thought this was the most exciting because I thought it was interesting to see the variables being used hands on here. For example on how our individual heights could effect our answers. I thought the least exciting portion was having to do the verifications. I thought this was the least exciting because at sometimes my verifications didn’t match up with the heights I had in my paper so it was just frustrating to have to constantly fix and change map on something that I believe should have been easier.

-       What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned more on how to use stick method correctly. I learned the various factors that could play into using picture verification. I learned on how to use the mirror method correctly in a real life situation. I learned that there are many different ways on how to verify your calculations for a building and what different factors play into them. The project has taught me a new appreciation for Geometry and how potentially complex it can be at many times. I found that even relatively simple buildings can become  much more complex when using its measurements and calculating its measurements in Geometry problems.

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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world because when you live in your house and you you need to repair things you will need to know how to find the area and perimeter of items. And the other way is you might need to get on the top of your roof but you might need a ladder. Now you could just go buy a ladder but what if it’s too short. This is when finding the height of your building comes in. You will need to know how tall your building is to get the correct ladder. Everything we have learned in this benchmark project could effect how well you are with fixing things in your house and taking measurements.

I think the most exciting portion of this project was taking all the measurements. I said that because it was very easy for me to find the measurements. The other exciting part of the project was finding what I wanted to change on the building. This was because I felt like I was a contractor and I have the power to tell what I want to change on the building to help it look better. The least exciting portion to the project was writing the difference between my calculations and verifications. The reason why I saw this as the least exciting portion is because I couldn’t really put my thoughts onto the paper correctly. It was a little difficult for me to explain.

I’ve learned that every little inch matters when it comes to finding the height, area, and perimeter of a building because leaving out one small inch of a measurement could change everything. Also, I learned that timings very important. You need to use every consecutive minute that you get. This is 100% important because if you waste time or miss a lot of days of school this could really effect want you have to do and at the end it will cause you to rush. In conclusion, there is a good amount of likes and dislikes of this project but at the end you learn a lot of new facts, you learn your mistakes that you made so the next time you know not to make them again, and you realize that this is beneficial to your life when it comes to construction.
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Q3 Benchmark Reflection


How does this project relate to the real world?

We learned a lot doing this project that you would need to know in the real world. ​I think this project could relate to the real world because there are a lot of jobs where you would need to learn how to find heights and things. You need to know how to use a scale to draw blueprints and things like that. 

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I think that the most exciting part of the project was when we had to decide what we were going to change about the building. I liked that because I think it was the easiest. The least exciting part to me was when we had to actually go out and do the measurements. I didn't like that because I kept messing up, by leaning forward too much and I would get weird answers. At first it didn't make sense, but that I figured it out.

What did you learn from completing this project?

When we had to do this project I learned how to use the mirror method to figure out the height of something. I also learned how to use a scale to draw the buildings.
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Geometry Q3 Benchmark Reflection - WGeary

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How does this project relate to the real world?

I was poking around the easy measure app and I found their instructional video, and I realized how many uses the app (and the mirror method etc.) really have. In the video these people were trying to re-arrange their apartment and they were trying to figure out if they would be able to move the couch in a certain place and still be able to see the TV. So I think that’s a totally legitimate real world use.



What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

I’m always excited about a project involving art. Since I love art and all that junk it just makes the project a lot more mentally manageable for me, knowing that after I finnish all the calculations that I can do art. My least favorite part of the project was probably having to go measure the building, the realizing your measurements were wrong. Then having to go back and re-measure only to realize that your new measurements aren’t much better. I've realized that the mirror method is a little funky, anything that relies on human involvement isn't going to be super accurate. I'd like to compare all 3 methods and see if there is one that tends to get a more accurate answer. 


What did you learn from completing this project?

I don’t think I’ll be finding myself measuring the heights of building too often (but hey, who knows).  I think the easy measure app really showed me that there are a lot of different ways to use this concept.  I feel like I’ll use this to find the height of things in the future though, like in the video I could see myself moving furniture and having to make sure that everything would fit properly.  

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Benchmark Reflection

This project relates to the real world because you can't always be exact and sometimes approximations are good enough if done correctly. Exact measurements are not really crucial anyway unless it comes down to that point because you can't be off by the smallest bit. Otherwise approximations are much more convenient.  Also it is not realistic to measure the height of the building using a yardstick or tape. It relates to the problem of finding long distances without being able to measure them which can easily be solved with trigonometry. This project showed me how math specifically trigonometry can be applied in real life.
The most exciting part of the project was to go outside and taking the measurements. I loved it because it was easy and it helped be understand trigonometry better since I am a visual learner. I love to go outside to get fresh air. Also I never expected to go outside for a geometry benchmark since I always had projects where math was just on paper. The least exciting portion was to actually do the math and calculations. I do not like to do calculation because you can be wrong easily and naturally it is the most boring part of most math projects. I also feel that most of the time when doing calculation I am missing something but, I am just being paranoid.
I learned that approximations are essential when you can't get an exact answer and that trigonometry is important in everyday life. Trigonometry is found in life all the time and is in the most unexpected of places. Such as GPS and like the project we were doing. Also when finding the distances between two points trigonometry, if used correctly can easily be used to find the length, and if the correct requirements are met for the calculation your answer would be extremely close for an approximation. It is amazing how one of the most common shapes can go unnoticed so easily to the point where people forget there is a whole science behind that specific shape.
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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?
Say architecture is something that you are interested in, the calculations used in this project would help a person find the measurements of a building that would be designed or reconstructed. Another example would be if a person loved to design. Designing or redesigning the exterior of a house is not as easy as it seems. If you wanted to put a fresh layer of stucco, you would need to know the height of the building or the object you are laying it on. Maybe the height of an object determines the weight of stucco making materials that is needed. 

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least
exciting portion to this project and why?
I think the most exciting portion of this project was the redesigning of the facade of our building. My goal in life is to become a designer or to work in the industry of design/fashion. I enjoy colors and textiles. It was enjoyable to create something of my own. I don't think there is one thing in the project that I dislike the most. It was not a difficult one, however, it was a bit time consuming. I had to measure distances outside about five times and the blueprint was not given a sufficient amount of time to work on and be completed. 

What did you learn from completing this project?
That you should never stand in front of a garage door while using the mirror method. It was the second or third time a partner of mine was using the mirror method, and as I began to measure distances from the mirror to the garage door and the mirror to her feet, the garage door began to open. We were frightened and ran to the house next door and proceeded with our calculations. Even though we almost were run over by a car, we learned that math is not easy, and you need to be careful when choosing the next step.
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Benchmark Reflection

This benchmark is very relevant to the world. Especially to certain professions such as: architects, construction workers, contractors and even business men need to understand indirect measurements. For these jobs you would have to know indirect measurement to alter buildings or even create new ones. Business men and investors could use indirect measurement so that they can see which buildings have the most space and are worth investing. Also the verification methods are important because if they measure and don’t verify it then they could mess up the building and put people in danger. Indirect measurement and verification is important and relevant in the real world.


I think that the most exciting portion was being outside and measuring. I wouldn’t say that it was exciting but I would say that it was really fun. Being outside was nice and I think that my group worked really well together. We all did our part and helped each other which made I more fun. The part that was least exciting was when we had to put it all together. It was stressful because not everyone knew what they were doing and we just had to spend a lot of time sifting through things that should have already been done. It was just a long process but we got it done and I am proud of our product.


I learned a lot from doing this project. I learned things about geometry and about woking in a larger group like a group of 4. Indirect measurement was something I had never heard of before this project. Now I have a really good understanding of it and if I ever need it in real life or in another project I can easily figure it out. For working in a group I learned a lot about how to delegate so that everyone is getting a fair portion of the work. Also I learned that if you do your individual part than it just makes the group outcome better.


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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

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​How does this project relate to the real world? 
For this benchmark we had to estimate a building's height and then construct a blueprint based off of these estimated measurements. This process can relate to the real world because people in the construction industry need to know a building height to create a scale replica, like we did. The blueprint they created helps them determine materials needed to construct the building. We used perimeter and area to determine the quantity of materials we would need if we were to add a makeover to our facades (such as area for pain and brick and perimeter for window and door linings).

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?
The most exciting portion of this project was deciding what to change on a building. I liked this part the most because you usually don't have the choice of what to change on building facades. It was fun cool to discover what stuff you could actually change and use things like area and perimeter to find out the quantity of the items needed. The least exciting portion was the process. I didn't really enjoy going outside and doing these measurements, it wasn't the best. I also didn't like how rushed it felt. I feel like we had so much to do per class that I didn't have enough time to get my things in order. For example, we had to have the manual calculation, verifications, area and perimeter aimed to be done in one class period and I felt like that was too much to do efficiently.


What did you learn from completing this project?
From completing I learned that you can effectively and correctly determine a buildings height by using a person, yard stick or tape measure, and a mirror. I kind of just assumed it worked but it was pretty cool to see it actually happen and come up with almost correct measurements. I definitely learned that if a building is 3 stories it's most likely 30 feet. I never realized some of this stuff. I already learned about scale/actual = scale/actual but I never applied this technique to something this "real". I learned a cool technique that can be applied to the real world, but it's not like you'll ever go, "I want to measure a building! Get me a mirror!" It may be cool, but not something I'd use everyday. Another thing I learned is that people look at you funny if you're measuring their door ways. 
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Reflection for 22nd St. Between Cherry & Arch

This project related to the real world because it's feels like this is the start to architecting. This relates to engineering somehow someway. Also, if I needed to measure a building on the spot, I could alway use these methods to measure it. 
The most exciting part of the project was drawing the entire blue print onto the huge yellow for the final presentation. I personally always like to the artist role of each project I do. I just enjoyed drawing it, it was also very easy to draw. 
I learnt from this project is that it isn't easy to work with everybody. Every number to every single calculation is extremely important. 
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111 North 21st St.

Reflection Questions:
  •   How does this project relate to the real world?


The project relates to the real world because people need to know the dimensions of buildings all the time. They need to know this to plan the street designs for neighborhoods. Building dimensions need to be known by architects, building commissions, and others. Building dimensions need to be known in order to make maps. They need to be known in order to design the buildings themselves, and the buildings around it. It’s how cities and neighborhoods are designed. That is way building dimensions are important. This project relates to the real world because what we did in the project is applied to every day life. 

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  • What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?


The part of this project that i likes the most was drawing the buildings. This is probably due to the fact that I like to draw. It was also a pretty easy part of the project. This least exciting part was using google map maker because it was annoying to use, and it took a while. It wasn’t particularly enjoyable. I didn’t mind doing the calculations because they were pretty easy. Using the different methods to determine the hight of the building was interesting. I likes the mirror method the best. I liked learning about the varies methods. 

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  • What did you learn from completing this project?


I learned a lot about hight finding methods throughout this project. I learned how to use methods like the mirror methods, and others. I learned about how to calculate area and perimeter. I also learned how to use google map maker, which I had never done before. I also got better at using google maps, and google earth. I learned how to use the stick method, and the picture method ( even though I didn’t use them). I learned a lot about how to draw buildings to scale. This project taught me a lot about how to find the area, the perimeter, and the height of buildings.

 

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Reflection by Will Amari

Will Amari 

3/18/13

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Reflection 


  1. How does this project relate to the real world?


If I ever want to figure out the height of the Statue of liberty, I will be able to figure that out, or at least get a reasonable estimate. Although I do not understand the value of this information, one can assume its just nice to know how to find the heights of random objects. I guess if I wanted to be a geometry teacher or a engineer or a blue collar construction worker, this information would come in handy. 


  1. What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?


The least exciting portion of this project was a tie between making the blue print and trying to figure out all the math. More specifically the ratio part. I don’t like making ratios because I’m not very good at it. I understand ratios, but the mirror method didn’t get me a reasonable conclusion to the height of the building. I did all the measurements and the math part correctly, but the conclusion didn’t seem accurate. I got 26 feet. A ten story building is no where near 26 feet. I did the mirror method twice, checked my math numerous time, and I still got the same result. It was very frustrating. I didn’t like making the blue print because it was very time consuming and it was annoying trying to get the right ratios to fit the final presentation. I enjoy actually going outside and constructing the mirror method. It was a good change in pase. 


  1. What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned that these projects take more time then expected. I really wanted to get at least a B and shoot for an A in this project, but I don’t think this is going to happen because I think my project has the wrong math, I’m probably missing something, the presentation could be better, and I’m turning it in late. I need to focus on every aspect of this project and not wait so long to decide to aim for an A. I wish more people in this class would aim for As so that way I have more of a reason to aim for it myself. When people step up their I get inspired to step up mine. I honestly don’t see this happing in this class. I’m going to sign up for standard retakes now, because right now I have a 82 and I want this to rise.  

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Benchmark Reflection

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This project relates to the real world by comparing to jobs such as construction and architecture. For those jobs, you need to find dimensions and areas and perimeter to get the correct dimensions. You need to be precise and by doing this benchmark it teaches us different lessons in life for the future. Some lessons are that you need to use different methods because one may not be perfect and you getting extra data is helpful. This project also relates to the real world by helping people figure out how much interior furniture they need so they can measure the size.

The most exciting part of this benchmark for me, was definitely drawing the buildings on the final paper. To me, this was the most exciting because I had to draw the basic shape and then get to add detail. In the end result, it looked really pretty and attractive and I was proud of my work. I also got to use some techniques from Mrs. Hull's class in my drawing. Although, my least favorite part of this benchmark was going outside and measuring the buildings with different methods and verifications. This seemed to take a while, and really hard. It also was really cold.

From completing this project, I learned to work with your group members is really helpful and takes less stress away from you! Also, don't take all the work on yourself and keep your members on task. This helps with completing the benchmark and making it pretty and over achieving the goals for your project.
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Q3 Benchmark Reflection

How does this project relate to the real world?
This relates to the real world because in some occupations you need to know the heights and certain buildings. 

What was the most exciting portion of this project and why? What was the least exciting portion to this project and why?

The most exciting portion was going outside, I like the outdoors. The amount of work that was needed towards this benchmark. I had a lot of other work to complete plus this was very overwhelming. 

What did you learn from completing this project?

I learned not to procrastinate and to ask for help when I need it.
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BM Reflection

​This project relates to the real world architect wise. This is the type of stuff they have to do in order for buildings to make sense and go along with the neighborhood.

The most exciting part was just going outside to look at the buildings because it was just nice to be outside doing work instead of inside. The least exciting was the drawings, it was a lot and I don't like drawing

I learned that height of buildings can be determined with measuring the building itself. To me that's pretty amazing
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