Second-graders Build Pinball Machines
Second-graders in Laura OGrady’s Project Math class are continuing the tradition of building end-of-year arcade games. Students are crafting individual pinball machines made of cardboard. “Students are using visual-spatial reasoning to design obstacles and a path for their marbles,” OGrady said. “Soon, they are going to develop a scoring plan for their games and figure out how much they score each round.” Students will also use their pinball machines to practice using time measurements as they compare the length of gameplay for different rounds.