Math Lesson Takes Rahway Students to Another “Dimension”

RAHWAY — The students in Laura Lopez’s third grade class at Franklin Elementary School in Rahway had the opportunity to take what they learned in their geometry lessons to a new level. Using toothpicks and modeling clay, they were able to construct various types of three-dimensional figures. The shapes were then put on display for all the school to see. From pyramids and prisms, to cubes and cones, this hands-on activity gave students concrete models which they were then able to use to count and correctly identify various polyhedron characteristics, including vertices, edges, bases and faces.

Pictured here are students from Laura Lopez’s class, along with ESL in-class support paraprofessional, Laura Tilton. (Photo courtesy of Franklin School)

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