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OrlJunior High School students Nick Skrabis Nicole English adjust their metric golf project. | Supplied Photo

Orland Junior High School students Nick Skrabis and Nicole English adjust their metric golf project. | Supplied Photo

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Updated: March 11, 2013 6:01AM



Orland Junior High School sixth-graders in Cheryl Knight’s honors science classes recently made “par” using their science, technology, engineering and math-science skills to create a metric mini-golf course.

Knight asked students to build individual golf holes using boxes, recycled materials, tape, scissors and their imaginations. Students developed a course with paper towel rolls, cups, decorative duct tape and scrap materials, and hit golf balls and constructed yard stick putters to score their best.

Upon completing the course, students used data collection strategies by applying their math lesson of mean, median and mode to calculate scores and draw graphs and charts to summarize the results.

Staff reports



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