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Luxury Hotel

Use grid paper to design a bird's eye view of a luxury hotel in Appleworks.


  • Students will understand that fractions are parts of a whole by designing a whole piece of property.
  • Students will understand concrete and symbolic representations of fractions in real-world situations by designing a piece of property using specific fractions.
  • Students will solve a real world problem involving perimeter and area after they decide what they want to be on their property.
  • Students will follow written directions to complete the assignment.


  • Within an olympic thematic unit have the students design a luxury hotel so the most important visitors have a place to stay.
  • Provide the students the template and review all the guidelines to designing the property.

Sunshine State Standards

  • MA.2.G.5.1
  • MA.3.G.5.1
  • MA.4.G.3.3

NETS Profiles for Technology Literate Students

  • Use technology tools (e.g., multimedia authoring, presentation, Web tools, digital cameras, scanners) for individual and collaborative writing, communication, and publishing activities to create knowledge products for audiences inside and outside the classroom.
  • Use technology resources (e.g., calculators, data collection probes, videos, educational software) for problem solving, self-directed learning, and extended learning activities.
  • Evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information sources.


  • Appleworks 6.0
  • Luxury Hotel Template
  • Extension Worksheet



  • Students can use the worksheet to discover how much it will cost to design their hotel.
  • Students can write a paragraph describing their hotel using the reduced fractions.

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