Coral Connor’s students created 3D chalk charts to demonstrate their understanding of trig functions:
As a showcase entry we spent several lessons developing the Maths of perspective drawings of representations of comparisons between Australia and the mission countries- income, death rates, life expectancy etc, and finished by creating chalk drawings around the school for all to see.
Malke Rosenfeld assigned the Hundred-Face Challenge — make a face using Cuisenaire Rods that up to 100 — and you should really click through to her gallery of student work:
Some kids just made awesome faces. Me: “Hmmm…that looks like it’s more than 100. What are you going to do?” Kid: “I guess we’ll take off the hair.”
One of my favorite aspects of Bob Lochel’s statistics blogging is how cannily he turns his students into interesting data sets for their own analysis:
Both classes gave me strange looks. But with instructions to answer as best they could, the students played along and provided data. Did you note the subtle differences between the two question sets?
Jonathan Claydon shows us how to cobble together a document camera using nothing more than a top of the line Mac and iPad.