STEM Activity Challenge Towers and Math Task Cards

Grade Levels
4th, 5th, 6th
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STEM Challenge: Math and designing all in one package! This is a super engineering design event in which students solve some math problems, gather materials based on their answers, and then build a structure!

Note: This challenge is available 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 tower, 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 tower.

This product contains a Reading passage with a data table that is about the tallest buildings and structures in the world, along with some familiar landmarks or famous buildings. 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- to adapt to your group as needed.

You will need supplies in addition to this package. This includes:
• Craft sticks
• Straws
• Masking tape
• Rubber bands
• Cups
• Pipe cleaners
• Cardboard pieces
• Cardboard tubes

The package specifically includes: cover, teacher background, 2 materials and preparation pages, 5 pages of teacher directions, a constraints list, 3 pages of photographs, one extra Hints page, student lab sheet with sample answers, three versions 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 class session (1 hour) to complete.

This challenge works perfectly with 2 similar task card challenges:
Bridges and Math Task Cards
Boats and Math Task Cards

Or you can purchase all three task card challenge sets in a money-saving bundle!
STEM and Task Card Bundle

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You might also like these STEM Challenges:
STEM Challenge- Exploring Volume with Popcorn
STEM Challenge: Bridges with Marshmallows
STEM Challenge: Egg Parachutes
STEM Challenge: Build a Gliding Bridge


You might also be interested in my catalog: STEM and Science Posters Catalog
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STEM Activity Challenge Towers and Math Task Cards
STEM Activity Challenge Towers and Math Task Cards
STEM Activity Challenge Towers and Math Task Cards
STEM Activity Challenge Towers and Math Task Cards