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#1 posted 08-04-2016 12:51 PM

Ask them to solve problems involving the most efficient way to build a particular item. For example – you have 3 pieces of 1×6x8 lumber and you wish to build a square coffee table. What are the max dimensions the table can be? Then take it a step further and have them try building a mini version of something using balsa wood, or maybe a full size version depending on the school’s facilities.

I’m not great at math but I teach high school. Kids like to solve problems and they like when there are multiple solutions they can share with each other.

Good luck to your daughter.

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