Last month we used lots of the math skills we have been learning to build our own kites.
We built sled kites in math class. We had to use fractions, division, and careful measuring to build them accurately.
Here is a video showing how we worked together to plan and design our sled kites:
(If you would like to try making your own sled kite, here is a video tutorial and here are printed directions: How to make a sled kite. Finally, here is a link to a wiki site all about kites around the world.)
Making the kites was lots of fun, but it was even more fun flying them! Stay tuned for a post about our flying experience.