Day 2 of the great triangle experiment here in San Francisco!
How many different ways can you build a triangle out of wood? How does the miter guide on the chopsaw work? How long is a hypotenuse in relation to to its adjacent sides? We had so many great questions to address today at camp!
While the bridge group started today with a detailed plan, the dome and pyramid groups still had some figuring out to do--what's the minimum number of triangles to make a spheroid? How long will the sides of our pyramid be? If the miter guide on the chopsaw cuts up to 50d miters, how will we cut the angles for equilateral triangles?
These tinkerers are already have so many beautiful realizations about shape, length and quantity relationships. It's a great thing to participate in! The work we do is social, spacial, artistic, mathematic and physical. And it's great when the kids start to notice that too! And apply some things they've learned at school to make big, cool things to play with.