Where is the maths in one red brick?

__Thinking__**Play: Building with lego**

**Passion: Many pirates love creating with Lego. Our pirates have lego all over their bedroom floor!**

Where is the maths in one red brick?

How can your team of buccaneers

build a pirate bridge

that can hold the weight of raw eggs?

How many raw eggs can your bridge hold?

How many raw eggs can your bridge hold?

1. Build a bridge out of newspaper

2. You may use cellotape and news paper.

3. Build a bridge between two chairs

4. How many pirate feet long is your bridge?

4. How many pirate feet long is your bridge?

5. You have 25 bandit minutes!

After the challenge we think, share & tweet about three questions:

2. What would you do differently next time?

4. Where is the math in the Pirate Challenge?

AIM:

1. To improve our ideas for the next time we do the challenge.

2. To be explicit about who inspires and influences us when we create

3. Engage with Play, Passion, Purpose!

@dsmithnz75

Taupaki School, Auckland, New Zealand

Years 3,4,5 Koraunui School, Stokes Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

(OOOPS! need to dip into the archives!)

@ReidHns1

Year 5 and 6 Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand

@MathsPirates

Year: 1/2/3 Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand

Second Attempt

@knuicurious

Year:4,5,6 Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand

__First Attempt__

Year:4,5,6 Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand

Year 7 Blenheim, New Zealand

Including...Swashbuckling Pirate accessories!

@MathsPirates

a) Using the cello-tape. Getting it off the roll was hard

b) working with a partner

a) Cellotape still hard to take off the roll

b) Putting the eggs on as they nearly fell off

c) Putting the flag on

a) make more rolls of newspaper to put on the sides

b) make sure the edges of the bridge are higher

a) agreeing with each others ideas

b) not finishing our bridge

@MsEsClass

a) rolling up the paper

b) putting tape on the stand

a)The bridge had to be strong to hold the eggs Taylor

b) Losing a person part way through the challenge made it hard. Maddy Sam Seth

c) Putting the eggs on was the hardest part because I thought they were going to fall off

d) It was hard to build the bridge to our plan Miyah and Seth

@room9_BIS

a) How to make the bridge sturdy, using the tape to hold everything together, co-operating, keeping the bridge up!

b) sorting out the paper, not letting the cellotape fold, running out of tape!, choosing the bridge!

c) Our teacher thinks the hardest part of the challenge was the sun!

@MathsPirates

a) Use bigger chairs and more newspaper - Ihaia

b) have more time and buy more eggs! - Leah

c) Try making a bridge using triangles like @knuicurious - Devin

d) I would like to try making a bridge like @room9_BIS one - Devin

e) Have 30 eggs for the challenge!

a) Make the bridge Skinny

b) Build the bridge taller

c) Build a tower on the bridge

d) Maybe how many marshmallows can fir on the tower

e) decorating the bridge

f) next time measure with toothbrushes

g) Next time measure how many marshmallows long the bridge is

a) work on my own

b) put a triangle on the top in the middle

c) put more rolls of newspaper on the sides

a) work with some one else

b) try and agree with other persons ideas

c)

@MsEsClass

a) I will make it stronger. G

b) I will put more stands under my bridge. O

a) I would put the tightest rolls of paper at the bottom to hold it up. Andrew

b) I would roll the newspapers up tighter to make the structure stronger Dean

c) I would make the bridge stronger on the base and make sides to stop the eggs rolling off Keiva

@room9_BIS

a) Add rails, better sides, cushions for the eggs, more support!

b) Make the legs strong, add sharks, Make it longer so the eggs aren't cramped, longer, stronger,@MathsPirates

a) "ideas for design came from @MsEsClass" - Devin & Leah

a) "ideas for the design came from Devin and Leah" - Rangimarie & Viena

b) "Ideas for the design came from Devin & Leah - Ihaia

@MathsPirates

a) counting the eggs on the bridge

a) How many eggs on the bridge

b) How long the bridge is = measurement

c) Needing to use a ruler

a) Fractions

b) Starting with a piece of newspaper folded in half

c) making the bridge into a cube shape

d) numbers - how many eggs

3) measurement - short - long

a) measurement

b) working with fractions

c) How many eggs are there?

d) How long is the bridge?

@MsEsClass

a) We used rectangles for the base of the bridge Dean

b) We used triangles for strength Seth

c) Measuring the newspaper to fit the gap Madison

d) We measured the tape Jemima

e) We measured how far the chairs had to be apart Jason

@room9_BIS

a) What maths did we use? Problem solving, strategies, length and weight, measurement, area of the bridge, counting the eggs.

@Smarticool Raroa Intermediate, Wellington, NZ

@Room11GMS @JacindaPanther West Coast, South Island,NZ

@MathsPirates Koraunui School, Wellington, NZ

1. What did you find the hardest thing about the challenge?

2. What would you do differently next time?

3. Where is the math in the Pirate Challenge?

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