Designing an earthquake-resistant building

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English, Lyn D. and King, Donna T.. (2016). Designing an earthquake-resistant building. Teaching Children Mathematics. 23(1), pp. 47-50. https://doi.org/10.5951/teacchilmath.23.1.0047
AuthorsEnglish, Lyn D. and King, Donna T.
Abstract

Contributors to the iSTEM (Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) department share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K–grade 6 classrooms. This article is a comprehensive Earthquake Engineering activity that includes the Designing an earthquake-resistant building problem. The task was implemented in sixth-grade classes (10–11-year-olds). Students applied engineering design processes and their understanding of cross-bracing, tapered geometry, and base isolation to create numerous structures, which they tested on a “shaker table.”

Keywordsteaching children mathematics; departments; iSTEM; connections; STEM; geometry/measurement
Year2016
JournalTeaching Children Mathematics
Journal citation23 (1), pp. 47-50
PublisherNational Council of Teachers of Mathematics
ISSN1073-5836
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.5951/teacchilmath.23.1.0047
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Page range47-50
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Deposited11 Nov 2021
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