In this 3 part lesson, students will design and 3D print their own bowling alley! By watching a teacher presentation, they will become familiar with the rules of bowling and the calculations required to score games. Students will go on to learn about scale and ratios in a student workbook, before creating a scale drawing of a bowling lane. Finally, they will design and 3D print a marble ramp and bowling pins to be used in a class bowling tournament!

In this project, students will:

develop a mathematical understanding of how to score bowling games

interpret numerical data to create a scale drawing of a bowling alley

use 3D modelling software to design a marble ramp

use 3D printing to manufacture a marble ramp

analyse and test the performance of their marble ramp and suggest improvements to the design