Dayton Regional STEM Center
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Practical Frac-tile

Students will engineer a functional cafeteria floor plan when given the room’s area as well as specific stationary objects. The created floor plan will show both cafeteria
functions (cashier, snack table, silverware station, trash, recycling, etc.) human traffic patterns which will be achieved with the tile patterning. Student engineers will work
within a given budget utilizing fraction and geometry prior knowledge. Students will compute decimals/fractions, tessellate various polygons, utilize perimeter and area, convert fractions, decimals, and percents while implementing the engineering design process to produce optimal cafeteria traffic flow.