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Maker Space Build Along: Stick-eometry!

by  Playful Engineers

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Using pencils or other sticks, plus tape and rubber bands or elastic, students make their own toys that can transform from triangles, to pentagons, and pentagrams... or from hexagrams to cubes, and square bottom pyramids! This is a mostly hands-on workshop experience, in which students can work at their own pace. Jay demonstrates several ways to construct these fascinating geometric manipulative toys, and discusses their relevancy to practical geometry. Some students will have successfully completed a working model by the end of the class. Please allow time and space during and after class, for them to share their skills and knowledge with each other.

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Cost

Multipoint: $200.00
Multipoint Premium: $150.00
View Only: 200.00
View Only Premium: $150.00
Point to Point: $200.00
Point to Point Premium: $150.00
By Request: $200.00
By Request Premium: $150.00


Flexible.

Length

45 minutes


Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Parent, Adult Learners, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

Minimum participants:

2

Maximum participants:

30


Primary Disciplines

STEM, Mathematics, Sciences, Problem Solving, Gifted & Talented Crafts


Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Booking Information

Flexible

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

24 hours prior for cancellation

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Playful Engineers

Amherst, MA
United States

As a teaching artist/engineer, maker/tinkerer, musician, recording artist, and educator, Jay Mankita has worked with kids and families for over 30 years. His workshops and presentations are experiential and inspiring. Jay is a life-long learner, with a passion for engineering, especially using repurposed toys and household objects. 

Jay has presented thousands of STEM related, hands-on programs since 2015. Jay is also a touring musician, a Parents' Choice Award winning recording artist, and a songwriter with songs that have traveled the world.

Contact:
Jay Mankita
jay@playfulengineers.com
413-627-3145

Program Details

Format

After a brief tour of Jay's maker space, Jay demonstrates how he plays with stick-eometry toys that he has constructed, showing some relevant tie-ins with geometry. Students will already be prepared with the materials they need to make their own. (see materials list). Jay goes over each step, Students who 'get it' are encouraged to share their skills and knowledge with classmates during the session, and afterwards too, as some students may not finish the activity before the session ends.

Objectives

The participants will engage in a hands-on activity to build a kinetic toy out of simple stuff.
The participants will increase comprehension of geometric concepts.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

Developing and Using Models 3-5
Developing and Using Models 6-8