Can a 3D printer replicate a real-life playground? Flint Hill Middle School Math teacher Erin McKavitt sought to answer this question with her Pre-Algebra classes this year. Last fall, in partnership with KOMPAN, the School opened three new, state-of-the-art playgrounds for its Lower and Middle School students. And inside the classroom, students had the opportunity to experiment with new 3D printers purchased as part of the ongoing expansion of Flint Hill’s Innovation program. Combining math and engineering concepts with a healthy dose of fun, Ms. McKavitt’s Pre-Algebra classes measured the new Middle School playground, scaled it down, created 3D digital models of it, and used the School’s 3D printers to produce replicas of its structures.
Milton Hershey School: Making Math Meaningful
The Algebra II teachers at Milton Hershey School do everything to make math meaningful to their students….including launching rockets into the sky so kids can learn about parabolic paths! Founded in 1909 by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, PA, that […]
Milton Hershey School
Minecraft at Iolani
‘Iolani School teacher Gabriel Yanagihara is combining popular technology with traditional studies, and he is changing the landscape of learning for his students. Required reading is no longer just that- in Minecraft classes, students recreate the physical layout of a book within the game, as well as build new communities, explore space, and join the […]
Stoneleigh-Burnham Celebrates Engineering Day
Stoneleigh-Burnham School celebrated “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” by stepping away from regular classes to participate in a day of hands-on engineering challenges. Engineering Day was the capstone of the school’s celebration of National Engineers Week, Feb. 16-22, and was geared toward helping girls and women further themselves in the field of engineering. Rather […]