Friday, September 19 was a creative day. Students worked in teams to build a tower that raised a marble as high off the table as they could.
Even though creative days are fun, it is not about the fun. It is a time for students to problem solve quickly, work with a partner, and communicate clearly and kindly.
Top tower heights--
25 3/4" 25 1/2" 24 1/2"
23 3/4" 21 3/4"
20 index cards
whole class period
students could trade in damaged materials
tape was provided, but each 1" of tape reduced the height of their measured tower by 1/2 inch.