TY Maths students build tallest free standing tower to practice team work

September 1, 2017
TY Maths students building both the tallest tower and their team work skills.
TY Maths students building both the tallest tower and their team work skills.
Photo: Ms. Cronin

Students from Ms. Cronin and Ms. McGuckin's Transition Year Maths class exercised their team work skills by completing a task that stimulated their problem solving and creative frame of mind. In teams they communicated together to build the tallest free standing tower made from spaghetti sticks, string and tape and with a marshmallow on top. In 19 minutes all groups worked extremely well in a bid for their tower to be the tallest and what came to be the most important factor, most stable tower. The deciding moment was in the last second when the strength of the base of each tower was determined when the marshmallow was placed on top! Well done to all students and congratulations to the winning team Greg, Jacob, Jack and Alex.

Ms. Cronin

Categories: Subject Blogs Science/Maths Transition Year
Tags: Maths Working with others 2017-2018

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