We had lots of fun taking our math activities to International High School.
The premise: About 150 students went on a field trip while all the other students were taking their STAAR test. However, the field trip was only about a half-day. So our job was to bring math activities to give the students something to do while they spent the rest of the day in the cafeteria. What we ended up with was something like a Math Fest!
We brought giant checkers, giant tic-tac-toe, giant dominoes, and giant tangrams for the outdoors. For inside the cafeteria, we had a caliper making station, 3D perspective drawing, Koch Fractal art station, mirror symmetry art, plumb line making station, smaller tangrams, “chalk art” perspective drawing, human body height-to-arm-span measuring station, Napier’s bones, Pythagorean theorem puzzles, and Sierpinski triangle folding. Phew, that’s a lot!
This was the first time we had done a post-field-trip activity with so many students. Though it was new to us, we were up for the challenge and we think it went pretty well. We look forward to going back to International High School in the future.