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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Flying Airplanes in Math


Boys in a Lower School math class today were up and out of their seats flying paper airplanes to learn about symmetry as part of their geometry unit.  After building the paper airplanes, the boys tested their creations to explore the role symmetry plays in both construction and flight pattern. The boys needed to consider the various angles (right, acute, obtuse) they would use when folding the planes.

This is another example of active, hands-on, tangible learning experiences that we integrate throughout our math curriculum in order to spark the boys' creative and analytical thinking, deepen their understanding, and engage them fully in an area of study.  All this combined with the more traditional study of theory through teacher directed instruction provides the ideal balance for optimum learning. It's the Saint David's way!

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