Struts 'n Stuff

Young scholars identify the relationship between the number of sides in a regular polygon and the number of struts (diagonals) needed to make each polygon rigid. Students build polygons with paper and brads. They are challenged to determine the least number of struts to add to polygons to make them rigid. They make graphs showing this relationship.

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Grade
4th - 6th
Subjects
Geometry
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
2 days
Instructional Strategy
Inquiry-Based Learning
Technology
Ed Software
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