Thursday, May 7, 2009

Geometry Inquiry - setting the scene and having some fun

Room Ten has just begun looking at Geometry and Nets in particular. As a motivator for the beginning of the unit I bought in about 34 boxes of many differenet types. The students had to choose a box and draw it (3D) into their books and then carefully open up the box keeping all the glued tags in tact as much as possible. From there we sketched the shape of the open box (Net) into our books. This took a while as we had to make sure we got all the angles and tags included in our sketch. We then measured all the parts of the net which was quite difficult as we had to make sure we did not miss any area. Finally today was the exciting time as we all got out our plans and without using our origional box only our plans we had to measure up and make our own from the information we had. Click on the hyperlinks to get more information (the 3D site is very helpful). Here is our progress so far.....

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1 comment:

  1. Hadley's MumMay 12, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    I'm impressed! I can't remember learning being this much fun when I was at school. Great to be able to see what is happening in the classroom from home.