In this competition, you will design and build a working model clock, telescope, a gardening container or another apparatus inspired by Benjamin Banneker using cardboard (which is also made of wood!).
This competition is sponsored by the Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.; an advocacy organization which supports high-quality learning in mathematics by converging these three ideas - focus, perseverance and inspiration. We hope Benjamin Banneker’s amazing focus and perseverance will also inspire your ingenuity to exercise your creative talents through the “Build Like Banneker” Cardboard Challenge.
The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc.
The Benjamin Banneker Association, Inc. is a national non-profit organization and partner affiliate with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing a presence for leadership, and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students. During the month of November, we celebrate the life and many contributions of Benjamin Banneker, who was a mathematician, astronomer, agriculturalist, abolitionist, writer, and surveyor in the 18th century. This activity is designed to encourage others to learn more about his legacy, and inspire them to do great things as well!