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

TY Maths students building both the tallest tower and their team work skills. Photo: Ms. Cronin
NEWS / 2 September 2017

On Friday 1st September, TY Maths students in Ms. Cronin's and Ms. McGuckin's Maths class had to work in teams to build the tallest free standing tower made from spaghetti sticks, string, tape and a marshmallow on top!

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

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