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Building a Paper Bridge: an Introduction To Problem Solving

Eighth graders explore problem solving strategies to build a paper bridge with a partner. As a class they discuss a variety of techniques to solve a simple problem, then in pairs construct the longest non-supported single span bridge possible using a sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper.

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Grade
8th
Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Year
2007
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