14 September 2009


these bikestands reminded me of how Project H re-purposed car tires - using them as an educational tool by turning playgrounds into Learning Landscapes, a grid-based system for elementary math education...

The spatial grid is intended to combine active movement and competition with mathematic curricula, providing an outdoor classroom framework for fun and engaged learning. Because math is universal, Learning Landscape can be adapted for use in any country and can be tailored to a range of skill levels.
For the pilot installation at the Kutamba School for AIDS Orphans in Uganda, a 16-point grid was constructed using reclaimed tires arranged inside a large sand box. The tires mark points on the grid, and during game play, numbers can be written directly on them with chalk. (The tires can also be used as outdoor classroom space when coupled with an integrated bench system.)

1 comment:

  1. The tire bike rack is so poetic -- old car junk to help bikes. Love it!


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