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.
Seniors working on drawing profiles from topo maps: This is tricky, and I've never taught it before, but it's fun figuring it out together.
Great collaboration, sense-making, using resources by geometry students as we try to illustrate "the 1/3 thing" with pyramids and prisms. Yes, the straws I found in my closet are weirdly 29 cm long...
started at a new school this year, and trying this out to keep track of things.