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This book explores what projects we've done in class and the assignments that our students are very proud of!

Our class has the opportunity to explore many faucets of math-based learning! Some upcoming projects will include: Building Design, where we create our own structures based on calculations and compare them to other real-life models; School Surveys, where groups come up with a question they want answered and then take a survey and chart the data; and Rocket Day, where students build their own rockets and calculate the projection based on our curriculum about velocity.

Our FUN Class Projects!

BUILDING DESIGN

What is it?

How do we do it?

We build our own buildings after doing research to determine what the strongest structure might look like. Then, we add some creativity and come up with some pretty awesome looking structures!

The first step that we'll take is to go to the school library and use the computers and books to look up what makes buildings structurally strong. 

The second step is to go to the drawing board! We'll draw accurately, scaled, representations on architect paper.

The third step is picking out materials to build with and making our ideas come to life! 

SCHOOL SURVEY

What is it?

A unique experience where our students get to create a survey and report on their findings using graphs and charts.

How do we do it?

First, students will come up with appropriate questions that can be answered by other students in the school.

Second, students will design a survey and explore methods to collect data.

Third, students will use the data they collected and put together a graph and/or chart (depending on the information) and present their findings to the class.

ROCKET DAY!

What is it?

This is a very special day where everyone in the class has the opportunity to work on their very own model rockets! Prior to making the rockets, we will be discussing how to calculate velocity in class and predicting how high and how far our rockets will go.

How do we do it?

As a class, we'll go over calculations based around velocity and learn what that means. Then, we'll practice the calculations and try to make our rockets match our velocity predictions.