Using our Roman Arch machine

As ‘Montessorians’ we built our own Roman Arch machine. This allows a student to build her or his own arch – remove the ‘centring’ or falsework that supports the arch during construction and… actually pass under their own Roman Arch!


The voussoirs are already in position


Work starts on the abutments...


and continues


The building work is complete


Next the excitement of removing the supporting structure and seeing if our arch worked!


Result! Our own functioning Roman Arch.


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