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Geometry Students Make A Splash During Boat Regatta

Cheers could be heard all throughout Alga Norte Community Park as geometry students put their cardboard boats to the test on May 14. The goal of the regatta was to stay afloat for up to five laps. Based on geometric principles, students created prototypes and built their boats out of nothing but cardboard and duct tape. They applied concepts such as surface area and it's relation to volume to have the best chance of staying afloat. Some students hit the mark of five laps while others barely made it inches past their launch site! Teachers also surprised students with boats and a race of their own! Mr. El Maaroufi emerged triumphant, followed closely behind by Ms. DeHaven. For more photos, visit the Facebook album.