Continuing their study of Ancient Egypt, Ms. Ballard’s social studies students were given a challenge: construct the biggest pyramid you can using the provided blocks.
To confirm which student did indeed construct the biggest pyramid, the students were then challenged to calculate how many blocks were in each construction – the largest used 140 blocks!
The ancient Egyptians are among the greatest architects and builders in the world.
The Great Pyramid, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, includes an estimated 2.3 million stone blocks each weighing an average of 2.5 to 15 tons. It originally stood 480 feet tall and measured 750 feet along its base; its construction monopolized the labors of 100,000 workers for 30 years.