A project to have kids build homes for dogs has benefited shelter animals and given student some real world uses for math skills.
The pups at St. Francis Animal Shelter will sleep in style this summer, thanks to the doghouse that children made in their math classes.Four students from Cloud Peak Elementary School are part of the accelerated math program and are building dog houses for the animal shelter.
Students had a choice to do a hands on project, or turn in paper assignments. They opted for the action. They used geometry and angle equations.
“We measured all the sides on paper and did a blueprint,” said student Andy Wages.
“Then we put it together, put shingles on and made designs for the outside and painted them.”
Teacher Melody Gross provided them with measurements then told them how large the Dog houses should be. They did the math calculations together.