Fernando Avalos, left, works on a model of a tiny house with Brandon Gibson, who visited Mindy Blake’s sixth-grade hands-on science class last week and spoke to the students about his job as an architect.The class will complete their models next week.
According to Blake, “the objective of this project was for the students to design and build a tiny house model while applying area, perimeter, and geometry skills. It also focuses on design elements, using multiple problem solving skills, and collaboration. The students are each creating a miniature 3-D version of a tiny house. The size of the houses are all the same, but each student is creating a unique version based on their own ideas, imagination, and application of skills. Having Brandon Gibson come to the class to talk about his job as an architect helped them to relate what they were doing to real world applications and the use of math concepts used in building and designing homes while practicing problem solving skills.” (Courtesy photos)