"In this lesson students will explore Geometry by coding and write narratives about life on Mars. Thanks to Sharon Drummond & Mel Poissant for the inspiration."
"Having used coding for this school year, it seems like there are so many teachable moments to use with my class that I did not know existed. I want to outline three accidental discoveries while I was teaching geometry."
"As I am wrapping up my geometry unit, I wanted to share some of my favourite activities I created for my kids to show their thinking. When I told them that we were starting a new unit next week they were upset because they had so much fun learning and showing their thinking during this unit. I hope you can find some of the following activities useful and fun!"
"The Land of Venn is an ingenious geometry game that aligns learning to fun. It smartly avoids being "edutainment" by putting play first. It is a universal mobile application in which you draw lines and shapes to learn about lines and shapes. The narrative, which is silly and amusing (as is the catchy music), is a tower defense game.
By performing the actions of geometry, players internalize the concepts. It is a clear example of constructivist learning-learning by doing. For example, children connect points (each point is a different enemy) to draw an isosceles triangle. As a result, confidence in abstract mathematical concepts is built as mastery of levels is met."
"Educational games, or "edutainment," can sometimes be presented as "chocolate-covered broccoli"-that is, learning sugarcoated with fun. An example is a game that tasks players with reducing fractions to destroy aliens. Here, the mechanics of play (actions taken in a game) are misaligned with the learning goal.
In the past few years, innovative designers smartly began marrying game mechanics to learning goals. One example is The Land of Venn, in which the mechanic of drawing points, lines, and shapes clearly correlates to the game's goal. Players draw lines to learn about line"
"GeoCon Math is a new iPad app for students, teachers and math enthusiasts to study plane geometry in an interesting and exciting way. GeoCon HD re-invents the study of plane geometry by empowering users to create various geometric constructions with the touch of a finger. The app also offers easy tutorial steps that provide instruction on setting and moving points, constructing lines and circles, and creating intersection points."
"As we usher in the start of a new school year, it's time to hit the ground running in your classes! Math can be pretty tough, but since it is the language in which scientists interpret the Universe, there's really no getting around learning it. Check out these gifs that will help you visualize some tricky aspects of math, so you can dominate your exams this year."
"I wish geometry was taught in this way when I was in school.
Curriki's new Project-based Learning (PBL) high school Geometry course is now available. For so many students, it's difficult to make a real-life connection between math and their everyday lives. By adopting a Project-Based Learning (PBL) approach, students learn that geometry is not only theoretical, but practical and necessary. Students will move beyond a basic understanding of concepts to an enjoyment of discovery.
This free Geometry course not only leverages the popular PBL "active" approach but is also aligned to Common Core State Standards. Thom Markham, Ph.D., President of PBL International, is the designer of the course. He notes that Project-Based Learning points us toward the future of education. "It's a proven method for integrating the 21st century skills of communication and teamwork into the delivery of core subjects.""