Friday, 9 January 2009
Creativity - A Call To Arms
Miss Dooley and myself are in the early stages of planning a project to do with her Year 10 Maths Group and I thought it would be great to invite members of the group, and followers of the blog, to contribute their ideas. The unit of work focuses on reflecting, rotating, enlarging and transforming shapes. There is a certain amount of jargon involved - scale enlargement, projection lines, vectors etc. but it seems that the concepts have lots of visual and artistic applications. My first instinct is to use animation to illustrate the concepts (animation is great for showing movement and transformation), or to use the students themselves to illustrate and explore the concepts physically and film it (maybe from the link and using the concourse for a grid)
Animation can be quite hard to do with thirty students at the same time, but does produce lovely films that can then be layered with music, voice over and text.
One thing I forgot to mention was that Ms. Dooley's group will be asked to make a product that they can use to help Mr Ormston's group understand the topic. What do you think would be the most effective way for the students to achieve this?
Finally, I made a short film using an online teaching resource which I captured from the desktop using IshowU - maybe this could be a starting point?
Posted by Soren Hawes at 2:33 pm