Hospital Architects

IMG_0943During a numeracy lesson, Year 6 became the Architects for Albany Military Hospital.  One of the surviving artefacts from 100 years ago is a map of the downstairs of the military hospital.  Year 6 were given a list of requirements, which contained both useful and misleading information, in teams they created their own plans for the upstairs floor of the hospital including the know 48 beds and operating theatres.

We had to use a range of numeracy skills to complete our challenge, including selecting and using different measuring equipment.  Estimating and scaling down the size of upstairs rooms and using our reasoning skills to ensure that everything essential was included in our plans!  We even had to convert between metric and imperial units linking to the scale of the original map!