## 1 Fabulous Mathematical Chairs

April 9, 2013# Maths-is-Awesome Activity

# Fabulous Mathematical Chairs

#### Skill: Arithmetic, geometry, measurement

#### Level: Junior, Middle School

#### Here are two brilliant ways of using maths to create something awesome. Firstly, using fantubes, you can build a chair.

#### You would have to work out how many fantubes you need. Measure up a standard armchair and then divide the width and depth by the diameter of the fantube.

#### Or you could just count the number of fantubes in this picture. More info here. Then – this is the PR bit – invite the School Principal into Maths Class to sit on the chair. Will your principal have faith? Or chicken out?

#### Secondly you could make this folding cardboard chair.

#### More info here.

#### It would be fabulous if every student made a cardboard chair and then you went into the school yard for a lesson!!!

#### That would get attention.

#### To make it more fun, how about adding a cardboard teacher!!

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