Students are introduced to some basic ideas about WWI. Students are discovering which countries were involved and how warfare has changed since the Civil War. It was considered the Great War since so many countries were involved worldwide. Students explored the role of the trenches, submarines, and airplanes. A war that was touted to be a "quick" effort that should be over by Christmas, dragged on for years.
Below, you can see students exploring the WWI trunk from the Missouri State Museum.
Students collect a data set to create a line plot graph. Students measured their height in inches. Our range of height was 54 inches- 64 inches.
Students found the volume of the Willis Tower in Chicago. Using a "model" of the towers. We discovered that there were nine towers. Then, using some data provided, students were challenged with finding the approximate volume of the towers. A great challenging problem!
Our first round of computation. Back to the drawing board!