Nearly 70 sixth graders are solving math problems with sledding fun, leaving class behind to combine fun with lessons on measurements.
At Lehman-Jackson Elementary, students joined their teachers outdoors, carrying their sleds up the hill near the Lehman Township high school baseball field. Their teachers, Mike Adamshick, Shelene James and Vanessa Parry carried yard sticks.
“The students have to measure their sled rides,” said Parry. “They are using a yard stick and meter sticks. A tape measure is too easy. We want them to work for it.”
The first thing was to measure their first ride down the hill in inches or yards. The second ride was measured in metrics. “Then we are going to measure the sizes of the sleds,” Parry said.
The students were very enthusiastic about being outside the classroom and enjoying the first snowfall of the winter.