Math and Straws

Here is a couple of great ways to use straws and pipe cleaners to teach geometry.  I have students create snowflakes and then discuss symmetry.  To teach how to find the diagonal of the rectangular prism, have students create a 3-4-5 prism and then cut paper triangles to fit inside the prism.  They can then prove to themselves that d = sqrt(l^2 + h^2 + w^2)!!!!!!!   Enjoy!!!!

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Snowflake Graphing and Symmetry Activity Freebie

Here is a Snowflake graphing and symmetry activity freebie.  I love using snowflakes to teach math!
The possibilities are endless, from art and science projects to teaching rotational symmetry.