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ERIC Number: EJ1110909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Designing an Earthquake-Resistant Building
English, Lyn D.; King, Donna T.
Teaching Children Mathematics, v23 n1 p47-50 Aug 2016
How do cross-bracing, geometry, and base isolation help buildings withstand earthquakes? These important structural design features involve fundamental geometry that elementary school students can readily model and understand. The problem activity, Designing an Earthquake-Resistant Building, was undertaken by several classes of sixth- grade students (10-11-year-olds) toward the end of a three-year STEM education program that began when they were in grade 4. Students learned about engineers, how they improve society, and how design processes help solve engineering-based problems.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-235-7566; Tel: 703-620-9840; Fax: 703-476-2570; e-mail: NCTM@nctm.org; Web site: http://www.nctm.org/publications/teaching-children-mathematics/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia