Math is “Snow” Much Fun!

Oak Hammock K-8, 7th grade math students in the Raptors pod put a Florida spin on the new meaning to melting in the snow.  Students were engaged and challenged by their math teacher Mr. Ortiz, to take a different approach to solve for the circumference of a circle given the radius or diameter.  Building on their prior knowledge and skills, students made sense of the problems based upon real world application and persevered to solve them. Using appropriate mathematical tools strategically, the students gathered their data and applied the circumference formulas to find the circumference of each circle. Students collaborated to construct, design, and decorate their snowman based upon their calculated circumference. The Raptors pod continues to demonstrate their ability to describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.