On the ninth of October the eighth grade algebra class took a little outing to do some hands on work. The students measured the length and the height of five steps off of stairwells all around the building. This exercise was looked at whether or not the stairs followed the most recent carpenter safety laws. Although the stairs didn't follow the most recent laws, 101 years ago they probably were up to date. The educational purpose was to take hold of a concrete understanding of scale. This was a fun accommodating activity.