14:29 Minutes

Math Meets Homebuilding

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington, host of ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, delves into the mathematics of building a home—one that needs to be sustainable in a tricky landscape like New Orleans, where hurricanes and flooding are a constant concern.

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Electric Rates

Convert measurement units to find the number of solar panels needed to power a home.

Lesson 2: Green Area

Use geometric reasoning to see if a number of solar panels can fit inside a specific roof area.

Lesson 3: Concrete Ratios

Use ratio reasoning to determine the quantity of pervious concrete needed to build a walkway.