Saturday, May 4, 2013

Geometry Fun

Who knew that combining spaghetti with marshmallows would be so much fun?

This week we used uncooked spaghetti and marshmallows to build plane, and 3D shapes.  My cuties could really see that the spaghetti noodles were the straight sides and the marshmallows represented the corners! 

When they created their 3D shapes, the spaghetti was the edges and the marshmallows represented the vertices.


What a fun way to explore shapes in a very hands on way.   One box of spaghetti and one bag of mini marshmallows was plenty for my whole class so with a quick trip to your friendly dollar store and you can have the supplies for this lesson for as little as $2.  A quick tip, I broke the spaghetti into thirds (about the size of toothpicks) because the larger spaghetti made the 3D shapes too unstable

Thanks for stopping by, please let me know if you have ever tried this in your classroom!  It was a first for me but I will be doing it again for sure!!

1 comment:

  1. I've done this before but with toothpicks. Love the idea of spaghetti since it's cheaper. Doing it after spring break and can't wait to see how it goes!