The Great Gingerbread House Project

Fifth graders worked together to complete The Great Gingerbread House Projects. Students worked in pairs to design and build a to scale gingerbread house. First, they reviewed how to figure Area and Perimeter. Then students designed their gingerbread house floor plans. All floor plans could not exceed 432 square centimeters. When complete, students submitted their floor plans, side and front view dimensions and calculations to the Project Manager (Mrs. Peters) for final approval before building. Students then built their gingerbread houses to scale. Of course, adding candy was a fun part of the project, too!

In addition, students worked together to complete a poster that included all of their calculations and plans. During this process, fifth graders: designed, added, multiplied, predicted, worked cooperatively and creatively. They turned out great! Awesome job fifth graders!!


Author: The Saklan School Friday Blog

The Saklan School is a private Pre-K through 8 school located in Moraga, CA. Our mission is to think creatively, act compassionately, and live courageously.

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