Students use math and art to build mini golf course

It was a unique math lesson for students at one valley school district; this one took them out to the links.

The Superintendent of the Pendergast School District was on par Friday as she took a swing on a miniature golf course created by her students.

"This was creative, I bet Tiger Woods couldn't do that," said Dr. Matos Deblieux.

Some of the holes are easier to master than others on the course.

"It's really hard to play, because when you try to hit it, it hits the edges of the volcano to where you have to try to hit it, and it doesn't get in there, I normally have to smack the volcano to get the ball in," said student Crimson Nelson.

The students from Villa Paz Elementary School built an 18 hole miniature golf course as part of a class assignment.

"We made an alligator, when you shoot it into its mouth it goes all the way down to the tail," said Noel Carson.

"Measuring trial and error, they had to rebuild one of our students, the group had to rebuild three times because they tried it out, and it wasn't working. So they had to go back to the drawing board and redesign," said art teacher Debra Laprall.

"It turned out to be a really cool thing for the kids because it's cross circular, it involved art, PE, and a little math with scoring and designing the buildings," said physical education teacher Larry Butson.

The students say they thought math, art and PE were really fun.

So what else did they learn?

"How to be creative," said one student.
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