Ancona teacher Sylvia (Glassco) Glauster and Dr. Cathy Fosnot have collaboratively developed The Architects’ Project, a curriculum resource guide for teaching Geometry. As a Head Mathematics Teacher in the middle school, Sylvia empowers her students to use their mathematical understanding to explore and shape the world.

In addition to teaching, she is currently researching the potential of games, both physical and digital, in math education. Dr. Fosnot is a well-known author and speaker on mathematics education and Founding Director of Mathematics in the City ( In this carefully designed group of investigations for 6th grade, students design a skyscraper; explore area, surface area, volume, and nets; and deepen their understanding by creating and justifying their own formulas.

The Architects’ Project is available at and through