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Students work out the angles in table project

June 11, 2014

Juan Chavel, at top left, and Lexis Chavez secure the table as Jacob Clevidence screws in some supports.
About 25 students at Renaissance High School are putting their carpentry skills to the test, making tables for an outdoor classroom.

Their math skills are also getting a workout, said teacher Sara Mastie.

"This has been a really good geometry project," Mastie said. "If an angle is off by just a few degrees, the piece won't fit. It helps them realize how important angles can be."

The four octangular picnic tables and a teaching board are funded entirely though a grant through Project Learning Tree. Employees from Lowe's also stopped by to help students plan and design the project, the teacher said.

"They're turning out really nice looking, sturdy tables," she said.

The project will be complete this week, she said.

-- Phil Custodio