Thursday, 2 October 2014

Walk the Plank by @nzquirkymama NZ #mlap15

Pirate Challenge 8: Walk the plank...

Created by Emily @nzquirkymama 
Home-Schooler, Canterbury, New Zealand. 
Swashbuckling thanks rolling down the decks!

Can you build a plank that is cantilevered off the edge of a ship? 
How many stones, nuts or counters can rest on your plank before it capsizes your ship?
Where will you put your Pirate Flag?
You have 20 minutes!

·      6x skewers, sticks or paddle-pop sticks (you may not need them all)
·      6x marshmellows, blobs of blue tak or play dough 
     Cardboard for your plank 
     Wool or string 
     Nuts, counters or stones to test your plank

Definition of cantilever:
cantilever is a beam anchored at only one end. The beam carries the load to the support where it is forced against by a moment and shear stress.[1] Cantilever construction allows for overhanging structures without external bracing. Cantilevers can also be constructed with trusses or slabs.
(from on Tuesday 23 September 2014, at 11.30am)

After the challenge:
1.   What was tricky about the challenge?
2.      What would you do differently next time?

3.      Where is the math in this Pirate Challenge?
4.    Who or what influenced or inspired your ideas?

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@tazcopland  Hawea Flat School
First Attempt 

Second Attempt

@knuicurious Year 4,5,6 Koraunui School
First Attempt


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