The Science and Mathematics of Building Structures

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Published in Science & Children, this article describes how everyday activities—such as building with blocks—can be the basis for meaningful learning that meets national educational standards in science and mathematics. The authors describe the process of engaging preschool students in playing with different kinds of building blocks and encouraging them to share their observations about which kinds of materials were best for building strong structures.


Ingrid Chalufour, Cynthia Hoisington, Robin Moriarty, Jeff Winokur, Karen Worth

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