Our fifth grade students have been powering up their creativity and problem-solving skills through building bridges in their Makerspace session this trimester. In this project, students design a truss bridge, which gives them practice with the math concepts of scale and ratio as well as right, acute and/or obtuse angles. More importantly, it also helps them understand how math is used in a real-world context.
By learning how to build bridges, our students have learned more about how engineers work and what goes into designing and building a complex, but necessary structure that is used by people in all parts of the world every day.
Congratulations to Kai Gray whose bridge held an amazing 277 times its own weight!