STEM Thursday, Kostoryz Elementary, December 19, 2013
Dr. Ives, Ms. Smee, Ms. Moore, Ms. Lopez, Ms. Castaneda, Ms. Villa
You have a big family that is coming over for the holidays. Fortunately, your mom likes to collect tables. You have triangular, square, pentagonal and hexagonal tables at your house. You are going to explore how you can possibly seat all your relatives.
Explore how many people can be seated at each type of table when you place them side by side.
How many additional people were you able to seat when you added a triangular table?
How many additional people were you able to seat when you added a square table?
How many tables did it take to seat 20 people at a pentagonal table?
How many tables would it take to seat 20 people at a hexagonal table?
You are having 30 relatives over for the holidays. How are you going to seat them? Draw a design using any combination of triangular, square, pentagonal and hexagonal tables. Be ready to share your design!
How many squares tables would you need to sit 50 people?