Construction Math

Students in Mr. Jason Bleck's Probability & Statistics class ended the school year with a short Construction Math unit. They learned about different ways of how math can be applied to elements of construction and then they put their knowledge to good use. They designed, made labeled drawings of the plans, and then with the help of Mr. Mason Pautsch in the Tech Ed department, built a ramp to be used on a shed. The students used the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the size of the triangular bases, learned how to calculate on-center distances to equally space out the supports, and had to measure and cut all pieces of lumber. The students did such a great job - Mr. Bleck even plans to use the ramp for the shed at his house!