Engineer in the Making

Pegs and peg boards are a staple in the classroom.  We begin the year sorting the colors and then move on to other skill sets, patterning and counting. Inevitably the children come up with candles on a birthday cake. Every hole on the board is filled with a peg and the tune of Happy Birthday is sung to anyone who will play along.

This child decided to stack the boards using the pegs as support to build the layers or “floors” of the building. Notice he problem-solved to use two pegs per corner.
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