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Spring SAVY 2017, Day 5- Discovering the Third Dimension

Posted by on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Grade K, SAVY.

Each week the geometry discoveries just keep growing! Math language has become a common part of our communication throughout class. Your scholars are able to collaborate and share ideas, respectfully listen to others, and apply prior knowledge to new concepts. The connections and learning are a joy to watch!

This week, we explored the sturdy and stable strength of triangles. We began by creating 2-D triangles. We then expanded these using K’Nex, and then popsicle sticks. Eventually we created a Truss bridge together. We also worked in teams, using our Tangram pieces, to construct various triangular prisms. Thinking about compression and tension, we applied our new knowledge as we brainstormed ideas for a playground design. Shapes are everywhere! We were especially excited to find real-world connections when, on our shape hunt outside, we spotted 2 huge triangular prisms as arms on the construction cranes. This is a fun video, if you’re interested in developing the Truss bridge triangle ideas: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QheSSHUbPeE

Spatial relationship learners are able to explore attributes, categorize findings, & make conjectures. It has been wonderful to learn with your mathematicians and watch them embracing advanced content. I hope you can join us next Saturday morning for our open house! We’d love to show you some of the fun things we’ve been learning about geometry.

PARENT OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, Mar. 4, 11:15am -11:45am in Wyatt room 121. For more information about the event, please see this week’s parent email.

See you Saturday!