By John Eichinger
Technology doesn't exist in a vacuum and, hence, is just not taught that method. In that spirit, actions Linking technological know-how With Math, 5-8, is a hands-on advisor for preservice and inservice trouble-free and heart college academics who are looking to attach technology guide with different components of studyincluding visible arts, social sciences, language arts, and particularly math.
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Keep adding pennies (in increments of 10) until only one structure remains. How many pennies could it hold before it collapsed? Weigh the pennies to find out how many grams they represent. Engage the class in a discussion of successful and unsuccessful shapes, designs, and patterns. Explore the conclusions that can be drawn about the effective design of load-bearing structures. 7. If time and student interest permit, allow groups to confer as you rechallenge them for a second try at building a strong load-bearing structure.
Unsuccessfully attempted to make folded-over snowflakes Successfully made foldedover snowflakes and predicted the snowflakes’ widths and images Successfully made foldedover snowflakes, predicted the snowflakes’ widths and images, and could explain their predictions in detail, using appropriate terminology Were student groups able to construct a cutout or a collage/ mosaic of a radially symmetrical flower? Could they explain their rationales and methods of construction? Unsuccessfully attempted to construct a collage/ mosaic of a radially symmetrical flower Successfully constructed a flower collage/mosaic and adequately explained the process Successfully constructed a flower collage/mosaic and thoroughly explained the process, using appropriate terminology Going Further This project involves symmetry and painting.
When the 45-minute time period is up, ask all groups to stop work and to gather around for the competition. Take one structure at a time and test for its ability to support the cup of pennies. Keep adding pennies (in increments of 10) until only one structure remains. How many pennies could it hold before it collapsed? Weigh the pennies to find out how many grams they represent. Engage the class in a discussion of successful and unsuccessful shapes, designs, and patterns. Explore the conclusions that can be drawn about the effective design of load-bearing structures.
Activities Linking Science with Math, 5-8 by John Eichinger