Boys in the Boat
Scholars are reading and discussing Boys in the Boat - vocabulary, main characters, and then researched dimensions of the boat (shell) in the 1936 Winter Olympics in Germany. For a fun activity we made our own shell, got in, heard the commands, and became "Scholars in the Boat"!
Math and Rowing
At our Saturday workshop we looked at the math behind rowing and asked a few questions. Which shell is faster a one, two, four, or eight person crew? Is it better to have a coxswain or not? Without looking at race result, we were able to use math to model these questions and come to a conclusion.