Maine West High School
Geometry in Construction class Maine West HS
Paul Tomasiewicz & Karrie Kamai
Des Plaines, Illinois
Maine West High School in Des Plaines, Illinois introduced a new class this year called Geometry in constructuction with an emphasis on applying geometry/math to real construction projects. The class had limited indoor space so we decided to go with a timber frame structure that would be used as a shed for the girls softball team. The timber frame structure is 12′ x 20′ x 16′, with a loft. It was built by the 16 students and two instructors in the class. The kids loved the project and was very proud of their accomplishment.