Published: Fri, April 18, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.
Neighbors | Submitted .Seventh grader Mathew Luknis (left) calculated volume as he worked with kindergartener Julianna Davis during St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary's math collaboration day.
Neighbors | Submitted .Kindergarten student Jacob Bodine (left) wiatched and learned as seventh-grade advanced math student Leo Puhalla calculated Bodine's house volume and surface area during St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary's math collaboration day.
Neighbors | Submitted .First-grader Xander Tingler (left) and seventh-grader Thomas Leskovac measured and discussed Xander's snow village house during St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary's math collaboration day.
In order to practice calculating volume and surface area, St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary seventh-grade advanced math students recently took their measuring skills to kindergarten and first-grade.
Kindergarten and first-grade students created a snow village in art class. Advanced math students helped the kindergarten and first-grade students measure their houses. Then the math students used these measurements to calculate surface area and volume.
This activity reinforced math skills, showed practical application of learned skills, as well as fostered cooperation while developing a sense of community.