My friends, this week we definitely achieved triangularity. Triangles are such a fascinating shape for so many reasons.
Why haven't we ever done this before?!
Wow everybody. Triangles. We're really doing that this week. What were we thinking?!
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.
Welcome to week 7 on Day Camp here in SF--already the second to last week of camp this summer! Our week started out totally normal, then got a little funky. We're trying out something different this week, so stay tuned to see how it goes!