Third graders learned about fractions in a new way and from new and somewhat younger teachers than usual. Four 10th graders from the STEM School of Chattanooga visited this morning as part of a project-based learning partnership with the Creative Discovery Museum that puts students into schools to teach lessons they have developed.
Each 10th grader had a table and different lesson to teach about fractions. One student used blocks. Another had iPads and a pizza game. A third table had rulers and angles. The most popular table appeared to be where third graders could make their own ice cream after measuring each ingredient by fractions.
This is the fourth year Bright has hosted the STEM School, and it is coordinated by Math Academy instructor Diane Kemp.