If I Had A Hammer Building Project
A program that was created specifically for elementary school students to help them learn math in a more creative way has reached more than one million kids in just two years. Today, fifth graders within the Anniston City School System got the opportunity to participate in this program. The Hammer Build Project hosted by the Eastman Chemical Company gave students at Randolph Park Elementary a golden opportunity to learn about fractions while they built a 15 by 17 house.
The fifth graders also were informed on how to safely use hammers, drills, and nails in order to create the mini house. The students learned a hand full of valuable lessons and skills while constructing this project, but Principal Teresia Hall says she hopes they walk away with one very important skill. 5th grader Layla Wheeler shares what she enjoyed most about participating in the Hammer Build Project today. The Hammer Build Project Eastman will take the rest of the week attending other schools within the county like Golden Springs Elementary and Tenth Street Elementary to help more students better understand how math applies to our everyday lives.