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...
IIII don't wanna work,
I just wanna make 3D shapes all day!
Thanks to www.cutoutfoldup.com I may not get any work done for the rest of the year.
Busy week, trying to get everything done before the weekend and didn't get around to posting until now.
Tuesday: Helping a Foundations student with his probability project.
Wednesday: Test walks in Precal and more of John Rowe's Reversing the Question in Geometry. Got the whole class engaged (see below).
Thursday: Normal Distribution Question Stack from @druinok by way of Sarah Carter. Awesome review/practice for a subject that can get stale for me sometimes.
Friday: Mashup of a couple of Desmos activities to introduce rational function vocab in Precal (thanks Hannah Schuchhardt for the inspiration for the last few slides).
Whew! Almost no schoolwork to do this weekend! Graded tests, set up Monday and Tuesday for next week, wrote tests for next week. Been kind of a blur...
Rediscovered John Rowe's Reversing the Question problems. This provided a 30-minute discussion for these geometry students (very new to trig).