Build a Great Pyramid with Teachers at Dassault Systemes

DS TADS Pyramids Identify the Problem
How do you combine math, science, technology, engineering, history, art, all to meet education standards in your classroom?  Biology teacher, Matthew Burns and physics teacher, Boris Gokhfeld from Waltham High School, MA, USA, created this project to share with you. 

The Great Pyramid Challenge is a three or four class unit on the engineering design process that helps students achieve national goals in engineering­ and thinking skills.  Students will learn about the engineering design process and practice the steps by building pyramids in teams using common household items. 

Prototype Test and Redesign

Visit the Great Pyramid build phase with Waltham High School students through this video.

Teachers at Dassault Systemes

Boris and Matt are part of Teachers at Dassault Systemes (TADS) program.  TADS combines our 3D Experience technology with innovative projects for the classroom.  The Great Pyramid project was developed for students in middle school and high school.

How Tall Is the Great Pyramid

Corporate Citizenship

The TADS program has been nominated for a Boston College Corporate Citizenship film award.  If you like the project, please support these teachers by voting for Dassault Systemes here.


You can download all the lesson plans and worksheets below.  Thank you Boris and Matt for creating such a great project.  Marie

Download Pyramid Project Teacher Edition (final)

Download Khufu Dollar

Download Day 1 Activity (Final)

Download Day 2 student worksheet (Final)

Download Day 2 teacher worksheet (Final)

Download Day 3 Activity (Final)


Marie Planchard

Marie Planchard

Senior Director, Early Engagement, 3DEXPERIENCE Works at Dassault Systemes
Marie Planchard is an education and engineering advocate. As Senior Director of Education & Early Engagement, SOLIDWORKS, she is responsible for global development of content and social outreach for the 3DEXPERIENCE Works products across all levels of learning including educational institutions, Fab Labs, and entrepreneurship.
Marie Planchard