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iSTEM
iSTEM: Setting up symmetrical structures

 

September 2013, Volume 20, Issue 2, Page 116

Abstract:
iSTEM: Integrating Science Technology Engineering in the Mathematics authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms. In this month’s lesson, elementary school children in the primary grades learn to create symmetrical structures using wooden blocks. Student interviews and an observational rubric are used to assess the children. Extensions for intermediate elementary grades are provided.

Keywords:
Article
3-D Shapes
Activities
Connections / Applications
Symmetry