Flerkus! Day 2:
Ss going to all kinds of tech models, which is cool, but some of them need to draw it out first!
Left behind a few hanging hints as I leave for a few days. Good luck!
Flerkus! Day 1:
Man, I couldn't have asked for this to go better! I've been looking forward to presenting this problem since I started writing it about a month ago. 5 minutes of absolute silence as the kids read through it... then a few nudges and they started trying to figure things out.
Graph My Room Day 3:
One group's doing this in cm, one in inches. Scale seems to be a big tripping point. Inches group is going by 20 inches per grid line, so have to recalculate all of their coordinates. I foresee trouble in their future. CM group is going by 50 cm, so if they can keep it together, they should be fine. Fun to see different approaches here.
Graph My Room: Day 1
So, I made a 3D coordinate plane (kind of permanently) in my room and I needed a wrap-up project for the seniors... and Graph My Room was born! Here they had to get a little creative to measure the z-coordinate of the ceiling.
Seriously spending like 50% of my planning time playing around with this stuff these days. Some new artwork going up, along with the z-axis and a purple plane. Can you find the equation? Ss struggling a bit with isometric graphing, so we tried it IRL!
Badass school carpenter installed these "axes" for me over the weekend. Goal: Have 'em filled with 3D art by the end of the year!
This was fun: Using the 3D coordinate plane and the "find the diagonal of a box" problem to figure out a 3D distance formula. Man, 5 more minutes of class time would have been perfect.
1/3 thing almost done in geometry, United We Solve puzzles might be my advisory plan for the rest of the year, trying to represent plotting point in Jonathan Claydon's 3D constructions.
Still working on the 1/3 thing in geometry. Found a use for an old yoga mat for the seniors: 3D topo maps... One of those "should've started with this" activities that I thought up over the weekend.
started at a new school this year, and trying this out to keep track of things.