Thursday, March 06, 2008

Today in the Clear Spring School wood shop, we worked again on the flower pot stands and maps of territorial acquisition. As you can see in the photo below, success in fitting the joint starts with accurate measurements and layout before sawing. Even the thickkness of a pencil line matters. This project is kind of sneaky in the measurements. Each piece being 5 1/4" long, students are required to divide fractions to determine the center, and then divide another fraction to measure on each side of center for marking their saw cuts. I asked as they were finishing today's class, "Does this help y ou to become better at your fractions?" "Yes, they all said."

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