Students Build Math Skills & Character with Dog House Project

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RAYMORE, Mo. -- Students from the Raymore-Peculiar School District are putting their smarts to the test. The end result will help others. The fifth and sixth graders are taking part in the Doghouse Project.

"They learn about area and perimeter and measurement but want to know when do we use these things in life?" said teacher Lezlie Waltz.

The project started in the classroom and students designed the houses in teams.

"We're learning about dimensions," said student Jaden Lanza. "We have to measure all the measurements and stuff so we get to exercise our math skills."

On Saturday, they turned those math skills into action. They built the dog houses with the help of Lowe's who donated the supplies and mentors.

"I think it's a great community event," said Lowe's manager Ed Rathburn.

When the dog houses are complete, the students will paint them and deliver them to senior citizens. The other part of the lesson learned through this project is about character.




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