This fun hands-on St. Patrick's Day STEM activity tests students building skills while reinforcing important mathematical concepts. Students work in partners to build the tallest tower they can using only chocolate gold coins (or pennies).
A great March activity to keep students active and engaged as spring break approaches.
Skills covered: ✔ collecting data in a table and bar graph ✔ comparing numbers using greater than, less than or equal to ✔ adding with 3 or more addends ✔ subtraction with regrouping ✔ measures of central tendency - mean (average) and range ✔ fractional parts of a set & reducing fractions ✔ scientific method & inferring ✔ composing written explanations with logical steps
Teacher directions with clearly written objectives, materials list, and steps
4-page printable for students in color & blackline