FORE! Desk-Sized Mini Golf HoleProject. Front 9 in room 3, back 9 in room 2
Here is a project I put together with my former teaching partner, Linda Benson. We were looking for a quick but engaging hands-on project that integrated many subject areas. It ties together Math (scale, proportion, surface area, integers), Science (light: law of reflection)
HERE is the document we circulated to the class after creating the criteria with them.
Design a hole for a Mini-Golf Course
Using materials of your choice, you and a partner will design and create a table-top mini golf hole using marbles for the ball, and a finger-flick for propulsion. While each hole will be a par 5 it must be possible for a player to get a hole-in-one.
- must have a one-shot solution
- must fit entirely on the surface of a regular classroom table
- must use at least one reflection in the solution
- the hole must be 1.5x larger than the marble
- playing field must be decorated with an appealing theme
- must have a flag with your assigned hole number
- include a scale diagram of the hole showing:
- the one-shot solution (include incident and reflected rays, angles of incidence and reflection, and normal)
- the total surface area of the playing field
- the perimeter of the playing field
- the linear distance from the tee box to the hole
Each team will be given the following materials.
- 50 popsicle sticks
- 30 toothpicks
- 8 cubic centimetres of modeling clay
- 2 sheets of 18” x 24” green construction paper
- 1 marble per team
No replacements or “seconds” will be provided, so TAKE CARE!