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MAP4C - Independent Study Unit
This project will be evaluated as 15 % of your overall grade in this course. This is an individual project, not a
group project.

Project Due Date:

This is a time sensitive assignment and there is no room for it to be handed in late
unless there are extreme unforeseen circumstances as discussed and decided upon
by the teacher. Failing to submit this summative on time will result in a mark of
zero and will jeopardize your successful completion of this course because you
will not have met the critical curriculum expectations for this course.

BACKGROUND:

Many students in grade 12 are looking forward to moving into their own apartment. Before taking such a step,
you need to ask yourself many questions.

 What kind of an apartment would you like?

 How large an apartment do you hope to have?

 What furniture would you like to buy for an apartment, and how much will it cost?

 What changes in the paint, wallpaper, or floor covering of an apartment might you make?

Recall, from Chapter 3 of this course, that Canada uses the metric system. However, the United States still uses
the imperial system of measurement; so, many products used in building and interior design are given in
imperial units. (Conversion Charts are located on p. 226 of your text)

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PLANNING AN APARTMENT PREPERATION ASSIGNMENT:

This component of the ISU will be marked out of 63 marks and will be worth 2% of the overall 15%.

Good Copy Due:                (Failing to submit on time will result in a mark of zero for this portion of the
summative)

** You must purchase full quantities of all materials, not partial quantities (ie: no decimals allowed as final
answers but you should carry a minimum of 2 decimal places throughout all other calculations) **

Show all your work to receive full marks.             (include labeled drawings, any work necessary for
1) Painting a Room ( 19 marks )

Suppose you decide to paint the walls of your apartment living room. The room is 5.7 m long, 3.5 m wide
and 2.4 m high.
a)      Paint is usually sold in gallon and quart cans. If a gallon covers approximately 400 square feet,
how many square feet will a quart cover?

b)     If you need two coats of paint on the walls, how many cans of paint will you need? Is it better to
buy all quarts, all gallons or a mixture of both in order to be the most cost efficient?

c)     If a gallon of paint is \$23.99 and a quart is \$9.99, how much will the paint cost? Remember to
include taxes in your calculations. HST (13%) .

2) Putting a Wallpaper Border around a Room ( 9 marks )

Use the dimensions of the room from question # 1. Wallpaper border is sold in 5-yard rolls. How
many rolls of wallpaper border are needed to put a border around the room?

3) Putting Carpet in a Room ( 12 marks )

Carpet is usually priced by the square foot or the square yard. Suppose you decide to carpet the room in
question # 1. If carpet costs \$27.09 per square yard installed, how much will it cost to carpet the room?
Remember to include taxes in your calculations. HST (13%) .
4) Putting Tiles in a Bathroom ( 11 marks )

You redo the bathroom floor ( 2 m by 1.75 m ) with 8 in. tiles. If the tiles come in boxes of 12, how many
boxes do you need?                                                           DOOR

5) Making a Scale Diagram ( 12 marks )

The scale on this diagram of a dining room           WINDOW
is 2 cm to 3 m.
a)      What are the dimensions of the room?
b)      How wide is the door, window # 1 and window # 2?

WINDOW

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RESEARCH:

Now you are ready to design your dream apartment. You need to decide whether to plan a small
apartment like a bachelors pad or something more lavish like a 3 bedroom condo. Make a rough sketch of the
layout of the apartment. Be sure to include the following minimum requirements;

     Doors & Windows
     Kitchen (eating area) Optional: Dinning Room
     Bathroom(s)
     Bedroom(s)            Optional: Office Space
     Common Areas (living room, family room, games room, den or library)

Other rooms may be added to add to the creativity of the project but are not required.

PLANNING THE APARTMENT:

You will need to;

 make an accurate diagram of the apartment using your rough sketch (drawn to scale )
on graph paper (1 box is 1 ft)
 furnish the apartment
 using a spreadsheet keep track of the costs of furnishing and decorating the apartment
 visit home improvement, furniture or decorating stores for ideas or use catalogues
 choose colors and get swatches (samples) or pictures of paint, wallpaper, carpeting, flooring and tiles
samples are usually free or sometimes cost a very small amount and if you keep the receipt, you can
return after the presentation is complete. It is not necessary to spend money to complete this project.

** See below for further details on each item from the above list. **

1)      Designing the Apartment

a)       Using the scale provided, clearly show all the features of your apartment, including the windows
and doors. Show placement of the furniture on your diagram. You may need to draw the overall
layout as one page and then separate sheets for rooms. Keep it neat, organized and use a ruler.
You may use a computer if you wish.

b)       Show the dimensions of all rooms. Refer to home improvement and decorating books and
magazines for ideas on how to make a professional-looking diagram. For example, kitchens and
bathrooms are often shown with a grid pattern to indicate tiling. You may decide to finalize the
measurements of the rooms after you have chosen your furniture.

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2)      Choosing the Furniture for your Apartment

Some Furniture you should consider:

 Table and Chairs for kitchen

 Appliances (Fridge, Stove, Dishwasher, Microwave, etc…)

 Other items you would find in the kitchen

 Items you would find in the bathroom, accessories (Toilet, Shower and Sink already exist
therefore not necessary to purchase)

 Bedroom Furniture (Bed, Night Table, Dresser, Mirror, Lamp)

 Common Area Furniture (Coffee/End Tables, Couches/Chairs, Lamps, Book Shelves, Office
Desk, Computer Equipment, Entertainment Unit, Audio Equipment)

a)     Make a list of the furniture you will need. Make sure you have measurements and prices for
everything you will buy. Visit local stores and choose your furniture. You can refer to home
decorating magazines, books, catalogues and the Internet for ideas. You can also get ideas from
your own home, or from friends and relatives.

b)     Begin a spreadsheet or cost sheet to keep track of all costs. Include in your spreadsheet
descriptions of the items, quantity you will purchase, cost per unit, taxes [ HST (13%] and total
cost for each row. You will need a total of all costs at the bottom of your spreadsheet.
Download the excel template “cost sheet template” from www.rcatt.pbworks.com and simply fill
it in. Do not enter anything in the sections that are colored as they contain formulas for your
calculations.

3)      Hanging border in a Room

a)     Choose at least one room to place a border around the room.

b)     Visit a local home improvement store and discuss with store personnel the type of border that
would be appropriate for your room. Ask for prices and a swatch (sample) of the border.

c)    The dimensions of the room from your scale diagram will determine how many rolls of border to
buy. Determine the total cost of the border, including the taxes by including it in your cost sheet.
Remember to purchase full quantities.

4)      Painting a Room

a)     Choose at least one room to be painted.

paint. Ask for paint color swatches and prices.

c)     Using the dimensions of the room from your scale diagram, determine the total cost of the paint,
including taxes, and add it to your cost sheet. Remember to purchase full quantities.

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5)      Carpeting / Hardwood or Laminate Flooring of a Room

a)     Plan on choosing to carpet or install hardwood or install laminate flooring in at least one room in

b)     Visit a local store to get ideas for types and colors. Remember, there may be a minimum
quantity that you must purchase or full case quantities.

c)     The dimensions from your scale diagram will determine how much you need to purchase.
Determine the total cost of the material including the taxes and include on your cost sheet.

6)      Tiling a Room

a)     Choose a room to be tiled. This may be your bathroom or kitchen.

b)     Visit a local home improvement store for ideas about the types, colors, and sizes of tiles.
Question # 4 from the preparation assignment used 8-inch tiles but you may decide to choose
another size or type. Obtain all necessary information about costs.

c)     Use the dimensions of your room to determine how much tile you need to purchase. Determine
the amount and cost of the tiles, including the taxes include on your cost sheet. Remember to

FINAL REPORT:

Make a portfolio of the work you have completed in designing and planning your apartment.

This component of the ISU will be worth 10% of the overall 15%.

Include:

 the rough sketch of the apartment layout

 the scale diagram you have made, showing all features, including furniture placement

 any samples, picture or drawings of the material and furniture you have bought. Include wallpaper,
paint samples, etc….

 a one page summary report (typed) detailing what you have learned in this project.

You will be presenting your portfolio on

You will show your scale diagram, describing particular features of the apartment, and explaining why you have
designed it the way that you have. As well, you will show some of your samples and give a brief description of

The oral presentation of the ISU will be worth 3% of the overall 15%.

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Oral Presentation Marking Scheme

Presentation

Done
Organization
- follows logical sequence
- flows well
- well planned
Communication
- clear voice
- ideas connected
Presentation Skills
- well paced
- awareness of audience
- eye contact
Visual Aids
- easily seen & read by audience
- samples
Mathematical Content & Terminology
- Reflects some research
- Shows mathematical understanding
Originality
- Creative or personal touch
Total      x 0        x 1        x 2         x 3

Presentation Total = ________

Model

Completed Model                 0             1
Appropriate Size                0             1
Used During                     0             1
Presentation
Details                         0             1              2
Creativity                      0             1              2

Model Total = __________

Days Absent = ________ x    - 5% = - ____% from Total

Total Summative Pr esentation Mark          (worth 3% of the overall 15%)
25

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Portfolio Checklist

 Rough Sketch

□ Windows/Doors                            □        Labeled Rooms

□ Kitchen                                  □        Bathroom

□ Bedroom                                  □        Common Areas

 Scale Diagram

□ On Graph Paper                           □        Labeled Scale

□ Dimensions of Overall Layout             □        Dimensions of Rooms

□ Placement of Furniture                   □        Neat, Used Ruler

□ Well Organized                           □        Visually Appealing

 Furniture

□ Kitchen Table & Chairs                   □        Fridge/Stove/Dishwasher

□ Other Kitchen Items                      □        Bathroom Accessory # 1

□ Bathroom Accessory # 2                   □        Bathroom Accessory # 3

□ Bed                                      □        Dresser

□ Mirror                                   □        Night Stand

□ Bedroom Lamps                            □        Common Area Furniture # 1

□ Common Area Furniture # 2                □        Common Area Furniture # 3

□ Common Area Furniture # 4                □        Common Area Furniture # 5

 Hanging a Border

□ Diagram of Room with dimensions          □        Sample/Picture of Border

□ Calculation of materials needed

 Painting a Room

□ Diagram of Room with dimensions          □        Sample of Paint Colors

□ Calculation of materials needed

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 Flooring a Room

□ Diagram of Room with dimensions            □      Sample/Picture of Flooring

□ Calculation of materials needed

 Tiling a Room

□ Diagram of Room with dimensions            □      Sample/Picture of Tiles

□ Calculation of materials needed

 Cost Sheet

□ Item Description                           □      Quantity Needed

□ Unit Price                                 □      Extended Price per Item

□ GST (6%)                                   □      PST (8%)

□ Total per Item                             □      Grand Totals

□ Neat & Organized                           □      Formatted Correctly

 Summary of Learning

□ Minimum of 1 page                          □      Single Spaced

□ Typed                                      □      Description of Learning

□ Meaningful Thought/Consideration           □      Well Organized

 Original & Creative

□ Excellent (10)             □    Good (8)          □     Satisfactory (6)

□ Poor (4)                   □    Needs Improvement (2)

□ Not appropriate for Gr. 12 College Level (0)

 Overall Appearance & Organization of Portfolio

□ Excellent (10)             □    Good (8)          □     Satisfactory (6)

□ Poor (4)                   □    Needs Improvement (2)

□ Not appropriate for Gr. 12 College Level (0)
Total Summative Portfolio Mark             (worth 10% of the overall 15%)
78

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