House project pic

Overstreet Elementary fifth graders Addyson Vickers, left, and Savannah Palmer with their design of a house. In total, 16 students participated in the house design project in Chelsi Brasher's math class at the school. The students were required to design a house to set criteria using skills they had learned in the fifth grade manta curriculum.

 

A group of students at Overstreet Elementary School recently learned about math in a unique way by designing homes.

On Tuesday, the designs were displayed at the Falcons Team Awards Ceremony at Overstreet Elementary School. In total, 16 students spent the last nine weeks of teacher Chelsi Brasher’s math class building the designs with hot glue and bamboo sticks. Students were required to design the homes to specific criteria on square feet, required rooms and placement of the rooms.

THis is the second year Brasher has led the project, with six students participating last year.

She said the students worked on the project making decisions on their own with minimal teacher input.

Materials for the project were donated by parents. 

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