I thought my kids might enjoy this project, so I decided to give it a shot, since the description promised "clear directions." Well unless there is a separate file I didn't get there are basically no instructions. Seriously, the directions included say "Students will create nets on the grid paper." Not how to create one, just do it. If you don't already know what you are doing, skip this one. Then there are some shapes printed on grids that make no sense. Nothing is labeled. I still think it would be fun if I could figure it out. I am super disappointed.
All of my homeschool students know this story. It's an awesome multiplication connection and conversion story too! I had no idea about this and it was great to learn something knew alongside my students.
This was an end of year project completed instead of a chapter in their math journals. At first, some students complained that it was too difficult. By the end of the time, each student had created more than the required amount of buildings. Some students even went above and beyond and created structures like skyscrapers and bridges. Love it when kids take an activity and go way beyond the expectations.
I look forward to using this in the coming school year. It's a great resource especially when you teach multiple grades so it's truly a great buy. Very impressed with it all and know my kids will enjoy!