Thursday, May 12, 2016

Drops on A Penny

The graphs that we made are describing how much water can fit on either side of a penny (heads and tails). We made a Box and Whisker Plot, Bar Graph, Stem and Leaf Plot, and we then interpreted our data. This helped us practice choosing and then making the appropriate type of graph. First, we each did 10 trials on either side of the penny. Then, we put the data in order and interpreted the mean, median, mode, and IQR. Finally, we made all of our graphs and plots on butcher paper.

    - Gabe & Devontae





Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Thursday, May 5, 2016

A Pulley for Rapunzel

Students were challenged to make a pulley for Rapunzel, so people would not have to climb her hair anymore.  They only had the following supplies for their design:


Then, they had to 10 minutes to come up with their plan


and 10 minutes to build.  Check out the creativity!





Tuesday, May 3, 2016

A Bridge for the Gingerbread Man

After reading the Gingerbread Man and discussing the Depth & Complexity of the story, students were challenged to build a bridge for the Gingerbread Man to cross.  Students were given one index card.  They had to design the bridge to hold the most gram stackers.  Our strongest bridge held 390 grams!








Monday, May 2, 2016