A Waste of Marshmallows

Published by patrick honner on

While working on the geometry of the Platonic Solids, we spent some class time constructing them from chopsticks and marshmallows.

We had a lot of fun putting them together!

Unfortunately, the more complicated structures weren’t really strong enough to stand on their own.  And after the fact, we realized that we probably shouldn’t leave marshmallows sitting around the classroom indefinitely.

But it certainly was lively way to wrap up a unit on geometric solids!  You can see more pictures of the activity on my Facebook page.

patrick honner

Math teacher in Brooklyn, New York


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