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 World of Work Becoming a(n)...Architects and DesignersWorld of Work DimensionsContextArchitecture and DesignRoleStudents are asked to design a straight-line slope connecting the street and the basement-parking garage. ActivityWorking in groups to explore a real-life situation by means of paper models and dynamic geometry software. ProductPaper and dynamic software models of the designed straight-line slope AbstractThe aim of this task is to facilitate the parking entrance from the street to the basement of different types of cars and other moving objects such as baby carriages, wheelchairs, etc. The natural intention is to make the passage from the street to the basement as short as possible This task is inspired by (and is a continuation of) the Parking Problem proposed by the Spain Mascil team. The problem implements mathematical ideas in the context of road construction, car design, architecture, traffic control (speed bumps). The students are expected to explore a real-life situation by means of paper models and dynamic geometry software. Based on experiments they enhance their intuition for the situation under consideration, formulate and verify conjectures and, finally, find practically acceptable solutions. Documents Teacher: WORD and PDF Student: WORD and PDF Links to the dynamic files (geogebra) are included in the Teachers guide as well as in the Student pages. Copyright/Creative CommonsMascil partner: BG  Materials are published under theCC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. Inquiry Learning Inquiry Learning Dimensions- Exploring situations- Planning Investigations- Experimenting systematically- Interpreting and evaluating- Communicating resultsDiscipline- Mathematics- Biology- Physics- Chemistry- EngineeringTarget group- Primary Education- Lower Secondary Education- Upper Secondary EducationAge range12-24Duration90 min.