Activities, Math Art, Thinking Questions, Transformations

Creative Critical Thinking

I love to create in the math classroom. It's a great way to connect with students who may not LOVE math but love to create. However, I want the projects we create to enhance their understanding of math, and not just end up an art lesson. This project, with the addition of a critical thinking… Continue reading Creative Critical Thinking

Activities, Math Art, Stop Motion, Tessellations, Transformations

Tessellations

What do you do at the end of the year when students have already turned in their laptops? Tessellations. This was a great review of transformations and students were able to show their creativity. We learned how to make tessellations that translate, rotate, and reflect and then students could choose which 2 of the 3… Continue reading Tessellations

Activities, Constructions, Geometry, Math Art

Geometric Jack

I created this project my first year of teaching (we won't talk about how long ago that was). It used to be a teacher-guided activity, but with the use of technology, it's now a perseverance activity that meets the Geometry construction standards for constructing an equilateral triangle and regular hexagon. We also have a discussion about… Continue reading Geometric Jack

Activities, Circles, Geometry, Math Art, no tech, Vocabulary

Circle Vocabulary

I don’t give vocabulary assignments very often. I usually teach it as we go in context of the lesson. Every now and then front-loading vocabulary will make lessons flow more smoothly. That’s the case with our circle unit. I can’t take credit for creating this project, but I really do like it. Students have to… Continue reading Circle Vocabulary