Story by Leila Antony
Sixth grade students are digging and rambling through their favorite art supplies, figuring out which materials would be perfect for the mini golf projects.
Mrs. Mary Walstrom’s sixth grade advanced math classes are beginning a brand new assignment. It comes in all different shapes and sizes-literally.
Three weeks of excitement, thrill, creativity, and mathematics are underway before the deadline. Francesca Gobbi-Belcredi explains all the hard work that they do to prepare. “The mini golf courses are going to help with my knowledge of surface area and volume of 3D objects," she said.
The sixth grade hallways are filled with groups of students tearing, cutting, and constructing the mini courses. The utilized materials such as green paper, cardboard, and scattered supplies that brought from home. Since they are mini, Gobbi-Belcredi says they cannot exceed the limit of sixteen feet.
The main purpose of the project is to work with your team and use materials to build something they can reference when thinking about surface area and volume .
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.