Let's Build a Canoe

Learning Outcomes

Become proficient in problem solving using practical, mathematical methods.

Target Audience

8th Grade Mathematics


Teacher Resources

Access to teach resources can be found here.

Developed By:

Ne`epapa Ka Hana (NKH)

Course Description


You will discover on your own how the mathematics you are learning this year can be used to design and race canoes through research, collaboration and guided questions.


You will also design and test a model canoe based on your findings and ideas, then finally present your project proudly to your family and friends.


You can share and discuss your ideas with friends using an online discussion forum. This way, you can connect with other students across groups, in different classrooms, and even at other schools


You will learn to use the Internet for learning, collaboration and applying your mathematics knowledge to solve real-world problems. By the end of the year, you will easily understand and interpret mathematics language and, hopefully, do much better in your exams.


To participate in this project, you only need online handouts, a computer or tablet, and Internet access.

Teacher Resources

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Course Units