Sunday, 27 October 2013

Pirate Challenge 3: Create a Marshmallow Tower #mlap14


THE CHALLENGE



How can your team of buccaneers 
create a tower out of tooth picks and marshmallows?





1. Create a free standing tower out of 30 tooth picks and 30 mini marshmallows
2. Tower must be able to stand on its own
3. Using the hand length of the smallest bucaneer in your team. How many hands high is your tower?
4. Place a pirate flag on the top!
5. You have 25 bandit minutes

After the challenge we will...
think, share and tweet about four questions:

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?
4. Who or what inspired your ideas?

Click here to contribute your reflections onto a Google Form




THE ACTION


2015

Year 5/6 @4cbhereworth Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
First Attempt



Year 5 @HNPSroom1 Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
First Attempt



Year 5/6/7/8 Ridgway School, Wellington, New Zealand
First Attempt



Year 1/2 @Rm3Normanby, Normanby School, Taranaki, New Zealand
First Attempt





 
THE ACTION

2014


Year 6 Ridgway School, Wellington, New Zealand
First Attempt


video










@Year2QMC Queen Margaret College, Wellington, New Zealand

First Attempt






@nzquirkymama #homeschooling Christchurch, New Zealand


First Attempt


@MsLombardoClass St. Rita CCSD, Calgary, AB, Canada

First Attempt



@Mr Ira Cross Pickerington Local schools, Ohio, USA
First Attempt

@MathsPirates Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand
First Attempt


video





Second Attempt

Third Attempt


Fourth Attempt


Fifth Attempt


@Rm1Koraunui Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand
First Attempt

OOOPS WHERE ARE YOUR IMAGES?

Second Attempt



 @knuicurious Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand


Second Attempt


 @BeccaSweeney @TogiLemanu @coreeducation Core Educatioin New Zealand

First Attempt


 Retweeted by 
@66_pixie Cambridge Schol, Cambridge, New Zealand
First Attempt

Watch their SWASHBUCKLING AWESOME movie 
Click here!
 Cambridge East School - Pirate Challenge Movie

Big ups on the idea improvement! 



(Note: The Pirate hubby test - well under way!)

Second Attempt






IDEA IMPROVEMENT


Hardest thing about the challenge?

First Attempt
1. Keeping the tower standing
2. Making sure the flag did not fall out
3. Trying not to eat the marshmallows!

Second Attempt
1. Trying to make it  huge
2. Keeping it upright - Leah & Ihaia
3.Making it strong - Rangimarie

Third Attempt
1. hard to make the tower stand up
2. Too many holes in the marshmallows make them soft and squishy
3. Marshamllows were too sticky
4. worknig as a team was hard. We each had different ideas.


First attempt
1. Getting the flag to stand up

2. Working as a team was hard

3. The tower kept leaning over. Trying to keep it standing up!



First Attempt
1. Making it strong enough to get tall!



What would you do differently next time?

First Attempt
1. Use big marshmallows

Second Attempt
1. Use a pentagon as a based - Ihaia
2. Try and make a circle and make it more like Seth's on Rm 6 - Devin & Ihaia


Third Attempt
1. Using big marshmallows. We want to use small ones again.
2. Work on our own please!

First Attempt
1. Work better as a team
2. We would use more triangles because they are strong



First Attempt

1. Pland and design first



Where is the Math in the Pirate Challenge?
First Attempt
1. All the shapes
2. Counting the rakau and the marshmallows

Second Attempt
1. Making triangles and squares
2. Being able to make a hexagon
3, making the tower the biggest you can

Third Attempt
1. Geometry. Shapes squares, triangles, circles, diamonds
2, The number of marshamallows used.
3. How many minutes we took to build a tower

First Attempt
1. Triangles, squares, rectangles and lines. Thats Geometry.




THE ACTION

2013

Maths Like a Pirate

Pirate Challenge No.3 Trailer

Creating a trailer was Inspired by 
Drew Frank and Stacy Brown's work

@MathsPirates First Attempt


video

                                        @MathsPirates Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand





                                      @MathsPirates Koraunui School, Wellington, New Zealand




@MathsPirates 2nd Attempt






@MathsPirates 3rd Attempt 




Check out Davis Academy's 


                                       Lee Edelman's  Class at Davis Academy Atlanta, USA



                                        @JulieWeiser's Class at Davis Academy Atlanta, USA



                                       Mrs Mayo's  class at Davis AcademyAtlanta, USA

   

                                                     Mrs Plum's Class in Michigan, USA



      @Room11GMS  West Coast, South Island, NZ





@smarticool Wellington, NZ

IDEA IMPROVEMENT

Hardest thing about the challenge?

* Keep the tower standing up - Leah

* Putting the flag on - Natalie

* How to make it strong - Ella

* How to keep building up - Devon

A1 Making it stand up tall (marshmallows were gooey), making flag, falling down.




What would you do differently next time?

* Make it stronger - Mika

* Help my partner more - Devon

* Use a triangle as a base - Cadan

* Connect all our structures together to make a big one! - Cadan

A2 Use bigger marshmallows, use thicker toothpicks, group the toothpicks or marshmallows




Where is the Math in the Pirate Challenge?

* There are squares everywhere! - Devon

* Counting the sticks and the marshmallows - Natalie


A3 count marshmallows/toothpicks, use time for the timer, measuring using hands!


     


This Challenge is inspired by:


Tony Wagners book Creating Innovators

Q: How important is innovation?
Tony Wagner replies,  "How important is oxygen to life?"


Play
Pirates love marshmallows and with the idea that they are crocodile brains!

Passion
Pirates are passionate about creating and building with yummy marshmallows! 

Purpose
Pirates need to know how to work in a team and negotiate their ideas with others.
Pirates find listening to other pirates very tricky!