Using Math in Cookie Package Design

Watch this video as youth work together to design and build a prototype package to keep cookies safe.


As you watch the video, here are two things to think about:

  • What mathematical knowledge do you see the youth using?
  • How does the facilitator support youth in using their math knowledge?

Now that you’ve watched the video, reflect on what you sawHow does this apply to your work? 

  • How did the facilitator draw on youth’s math skills in the design of the activity? 
  • What questions did the facilitator ask youth to help them think through financial constraints on their design? 


Knowing how to effectively apply math and science is critical to the development of high-quality engineering solutions When you lead engineering activities, encourage youth to use their math and science knowledge in the engineering process.  Help them see that this is part of the work of engineering. 

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