Thursday, March 22, 2012

whiffle tree...

This is fascinating. And it tells what kids need to be studying in school. I have been working on an outline of a book about hands-on learning which I've submitted to a New York agent, so I've had less time for the blog. Please go ahead on your own, make my day.

Make, fix and create...

4 comments:

Randy J. Arnold said...

Awesome! Congratulations. I'm already looking forward to the book.

David said...

Great find.
I want to explore teaching arithmatic using abacuses the students construct in woodshop - anyone want to join the project?
We should also be building whiffle tree's in woodshop as an intro to the information age....

david@sichabasadeh.com

Doug Stowe said...

we make abacuses of two types, one for the lower elementary and one for the upper. I need to do sketchup drawings of those when I have time.

David said...

Not surprised :-)
I'd be very happy to see the plans and perhaps more importantly, to see how this is integrated into the curriculum.
I took a position next year in a school where my primary job will be integrating hands on projects "kettenis" into the "wischenschaft" or formal learning.
This would be a great piece to include.
Thanks!