# STEM Activity Challenge Bridges and Math Task Cards

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STEM Challenge: Here’s another great challenge with Math and designing all in one package! This is a fantastic engineering design event in which students solve some math problems, gather materials based on their answers, and then build a structure!

Note: This challenge may be purchased as part of a money-saving bundle!

In this challenge students will work together to solve eight math problems. Their answers will determine the quantity of each supply they will receive for building the structure. Students will be building a bridge, using the materials earned and following a constraints list. The eight task cards must be solved in a specified amount of time, so students will really have to work out a system for accomplishing this and for checking over the answers. This challenge promises some amazing collaboration as students work together to solve the problems and then to design and build the bridge.

This product contains a Reading passage with a data table that is about ten famous bridges. Students use the reading passage and data table in solving the eight math problems. The math problems are provided in two formats- either a set of eight task cards or a one-page sheet. Answer sheets for students to record their solutions and answer sheets for the teacher are also provided. You will also find three variations of the math problems at different ability levels- to adapt to your group as needed.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Straws in 2 sizes
• Craft Sticks
• Rubber bands
• Paper clips
• Cardboard pieces
• Card stock
• Plastic bins (optional)
• Hot Wheels or Matchbox cars (optional)

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, 2 materials and preparation pages, 5 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 4 pages of photographs, 2 extra Hints pages, student lab sheet with sample answers, 1 version of data table sheet, 3 versions of math problems in varying ability levels in a worksheet format, 3 versions of math problems in a task card format, materials cards for students to use to gather supplies, and the credits page. The page count listed for this package includes everything.

This challenge will need 1-2 class sessions (1 hour) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with 2 similar task card challenges:

Or you can purchase all three task card challenge sets in a money-saving bundle!

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
STEM Challenge: Bridges with Straws and Toothpicks
STEM Challenge: Bridges with Index Cards
STEM Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows
STEM Challenge: Build a Gliding Bridge

You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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