The Physic(s)al World in Math Class

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: Math- Nov 12, 2015 Comments Off on The Physic(s)al World in Math Class

By Lizza Vachon There are layers to the world, I tell my eighth graders. Here at school we get a chance to uncover some of those layers.  We look at the world and peel back a layer of art, studying the quirk in Mona Lisa’s smile.  We lift an edge of history, and hear the roar of […]

Dodecahedron Blog by Lizza Vachon, MS Math Teacher

Posted by: David Bergler   -   Posted in: Math- Jan 12, 2015 Comments Off on Dodecahedron Blog by Lizza Vachon, MS Math Teacher

Most people expect a math teacher to have a protractor.  Generally, number two pencils are par for the course, and there’s not much surprising about a ruler.  But walking down the hall with 23 neon colored pool noodles?  I definitely get some confused looks. Part of my job as a math teacher is to connect […]

Geometry Lessons Applied to Gnome Roof Construction, by Guest Authors: Grade Five Class

Posted by: Laura Crandall   -   Posted in: Math- Dec 05, 2011 Comments Off on Geometry Lessons Applied to Gnome Roof Construction, by Guest Authors: Grade Five Class

Part of Grade Five with class teacher Beth Simpson and Handyman Dave DeShaw. On Monday, December 5th, part of the fifth grade applied our geometry skills to the construction of the kindergartens’ gnome house roof.  To do that, we measured the radius of an arc to establish the roof’s dome shape.  Unfortunately, we ran out […]