Using 3D grids to present views of 3D shapes.
Inspired by Leigh Ann's blog post, Math In A Unit Of Inquiry, I thought I'd also share my struggles to find an authentic way to bring Math front and centre to a unit of inquiry.
I've been trying out and thinking of authentic and effective ways to centre Student Voice within our inquiry planning. So when we were about to embark on our Summative Assessment during our first Unit of Inquiry this year I thought, "Aha! This is the perfect opportunity for you Natasha to put this into action." I'm not sure about you, but uncharted waters are where you dive in and have to figure out where your going, how your going, while your going "there" wherever that actually is. But not being one to balk at a challenge, I dived in. A good place to start is by visualizing, asking yourself, "When all my students responses are piled on my desk, what evidence do I want to find within them?"
The overall result was a crisp Summative Assessment which each student owned and was fully engaged in, as well as, clarity for the teacher from the initial question through to how the student's response is connected to the curriculum.
Within this post, technology is mainly referring to the use of computers.
One of my students brought in a little device to share with the class made of two old plastic cards, sticky tape and a single rubber band. When stretched open, folded over and released it snapped and jumped into the air. We dubbed it the Card Clapper. Another student happened to also bring in a solar powered fan cap.
This had direct relevance to our Central Idea, Energy comes from many sources, exists in different forms, is changed, stored and used in different ways. I immediately took a picture on my iPhone and posted it on our class Weebly website posing, “How does it work?” as optional homework.
Hi, I am Natasha Hutchins an international teacher collaborating, exploring and sharing ideas with others, like myself from around the world, for our collective professional development and enjoyment of learning and teaching.