iSTEM: Integrating Science Technology Engineering in the Mathematics authors share ideas and activities that stimulate student interest in the integrated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in K'grade 6 classrooms. In this month's lesson, elementary school children in the primary grades learn to create symmetrical structures using wooden blocks. Student interviews and an observational rubric are used to assess the children. Extensions for intermediate elementary grades are provided.
Terri L. Kurz, email@example.com, teaches math and mathematics methodology in the Teachers College at Arizona State University, Polytechnic in Mesa. She enjoys using tools and technology to guide students.