Yesterday, we really enjoyed trying ‘the impossible task’ of creating a perfect pyramid by combining a perfectly measured square and four perfectly measured equilateral triangles. We learned that even if one measurement was off, it would mean we would not have the perfect pyramid. This was great for measurement skills, determination and for learning that a design may need many attempts before being the finished product! We were amazed that some children managed to independently create the pyramid net (drawing the equilateral triangles at the top in perfect proportion is super tricky!) in order to make a PERFECTLY closing pyramid! Great fun and great learning 🙂
You can see the various stages the children went through, from initial ideas and attempts, trying to draw a net, researching a net, development of measurement skills, learning that a ruler is essential and lots of attempts until the pyramid fit together correctly!