Posts Tagged ‘Geometry project’


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?

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Secondly you could make this folding cardboard chair.

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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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