École Lanaudière, Primary
Problem-based woodworking gives students a rock solid reason to become interested in math skills, to apply their knowledge in real life situations
I am an elementary level teacher who motivates my students through projects for which I received the Prime Minister’s Award in Education. I have created a special project in which students solve math problems and hone mathematical skills through woodworking projects. For example, each pupil creates an abacus of his own design which we later use to learn arithmetics. Another entry-level project is the spinning wheel in which symmetry and the laws of probability are explored by generating and analyzing large spinning results. Angle, measurements need to be applied with precision when it comes to designing and building a clock – a very popular project! In short, problem-based woodworking gives students a rock solid reason to become interested in math skills, to apply their knowledge in real life situations.
SonS Switzerland, 2005
SonS France, 2007
SonS Germany-Poland, 2013