Have you ever wondered if math could be fun? At our Cool Science Carnival Day for Kids, the United States Air Force Academy came to answer that question with a resounding “yes”!
Many of us think of math as an abstract, distant discipline, and while it can be, it also branches out into the physical, visible world. Mathematics surrounds us everywhere we look, and USAFA had a fun craft project to open kids’ eyes to the possibilities of math.
The students made tetrahedrons out of colorful construction paper, where they got to learn about triangles and the relationship between the four faces of the object, the six straight edges, and the four vertex corners. Basic principles that can evolve into complicated mathematical properties. If the kids wanted to learn more, they would get further explanations for how math is used to measure shapes and objects.
Everyone in the room was having an amazing time making their tetrahedrons and learning about math. This was just one of the activity tables at our Carnival that proves how it’s easy to make science cool for kids!