Fifth Grade Math has kicked off the year with a study of the relationship between vertices, faces, and edges of 3D shapes. Strawbees were the prototyping tool of choice for building their first cubes, prisms and pyramids. Additional photos are on the school website.
To kick off the school year, the third-grade students made something that shows what they hope their third-grade journey will be, using only recycled materials. "Journey" is the theme for htird grade. Unfortunately, I was so busy in the moment that I only got three photos, but I promise to take more if they come back soon. Stop by the new eurekaLab at back to school night to see their projects first-hand. The third grade also did the best clean-up job I've ever seen! So happy to have them in our brand-new space.
4th graders using TinkerCAD in Math to design skyscrapers of a certain volume.
In Mr. Newby's Math class a hypothetical billionaire challenged the students to make an interesting looking skyscraper of a particular volume. They started on graph paper, learning how to draw cubes with orthographic projection, then moved to tinkercad to 3D print scale models.