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Old 10-30-2017, 04:16 PM
 
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I am having my kids do a challenge tomorrow with gummy worms (cut in half) and toothpicks. The challenge is to built the tallest structure. I want everyone to have the same amount of materials and wonder if there is an optimal number to give them? I don't want this to last for hours, so smaller is better than larger (plus the cost...). Any ideas? Is there a ratio that might be best?


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Too late anyway. But I am curious how the lesson went. Please share.
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I did 3 to 1 and that seemed to work okay. The kids enjoyed it, and I had fun watching. I am not sure counting things out was worth the time, but....
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Glad it worked well
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I am sure the kids enjoyed the activity. Hopefully that fact helped them to absorb the learning.
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