This activity from Cre8ate maths looks at the exciting mathematics connected with the regeneration going on in our cities. The three activities are based around the construction of rigid structures and provide opportunities for practical work and mathematical problem solving.
Finding rigidity introduces students to the principle of rigidity and provides the opportunity to study images of buildings and identify what makes them rigid, before investigating local buildings of their own choosing.
Testing rigidity and Bracing squares engage students in building structures using geostrips and challenges them to apply their experience to predict if diagrams of structures are rigid, before building them to test their conjectures.
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