Let students learn how math concepts are connected to the real world as they design their own 3D TINY HOUSE! Area, perimeter, and geometry-- math is everywhere in this project based learning activity (PBL). Designing, creating, and problem solving are key features of this resource. Build a Tiny House! $
This STEM catapult challenge involves engineering, geometry, ratios, critical thinking, and teamwork in an engaging activity your students will love! Using the engineering design process along with math skills, teams of students will build two catapult designs from common materials. Each team will then test at three stations: Distance, Accuracy, and Power. Included are follow-up math problems for enhanced learning. One of our favorite STEM activities!
Do you need to get your kids solving problems and explaining their thinking without looking for that one right answer? Try this set of Geometry math journals! Students work on these journal prompts independently, with a partner, or small groups. A majority of the prompts focus on open ended problem solving, so students will have multiple different answers. After solving the problem and showing their ideas, students learn the importance of being able to explain and justify their thinking.