McKean Fourth Graders Create Miniature Putt-Putt Holes

Posted on June 5, 2015, in Academics


Fourth grade students at McKean Elementary have put their math skills to use.

Coinciding with one of the fourth grade standards, which is to be able to apply area and perimeter formulas to rectangles, McKean Elementary teachers had students design a 9-hole putt-putt course that includes obstacles.

Students did all of the math work for each hole by calculating the area for the grass and the perimeter of the border. Then, students subtracted the obstacle’s area to calculate the actually grass needed to purchase.

After they complete this work, students choose one hole to enlarge and transform into a their mini-mini- putt-putt hole.

In the end, teachers combined the kid’s works together to make a 23-hole course in the classroom.

They use little air-soft pellets as the golf ball and a cut bendy straw as the putter.

Talk about making math fun!