Our first graders are exploring measurement and data with paper gliders. In this math investigation, the boys fold and fly simple paper gliders, construct Unifix cube trains to measure the distances that their gliders fly, and create tally charts that show the flight data collected by the entire class.
The boys then redesign their gliders or make new ones with the goal of improving the distances the gliders fly. They will collect and analyze a second round of data to determine whether their modifications made a difference.
Math investigations in the Lower School are a hallmark of our program. They tap into our boys' intellectual curiosity by enabling them to use active problem solving strategies to deepen understanding of concepts they have studied.