Monday, January 03, 2011

Idea for Tomorrow's HWK...



I'm still batting around the idea, but I created this comic as an example for my geometry students. They were having difficulty applying theorems and parsing out what goes where in proofs. We'll do a whole class-worth of activities in a variety of ways to drive things home, but I thought their homework could be to create something like this that "uses" one of the theorems they've "learned".

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  1. Have you tried ComicLife software? Very fun and easy. Not that there's anything wrong with your hand-drawn comics...

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  2. Thanks for the tip. I'd never heard of ComicLife. Maybe I can incorporate it for other activities.

    My story, and I'm sticking to it, is that I want mine purposely "2nd rate", so that it frees up the kids from feeling they can't do it. Yessssss, that's it :).

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  3. Welp, the "second rate" argument does make sense. It lets a person focus on the meaning. THese are amazingly amusing ;)

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  4. Dear Shireen, I am a bilingual math teacher from Germany and I would love to get your point. But I can't see this picture properly. Is there a possibility to hand me a better version of the picture? It would be a pleasure.

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  5. Hi Bill. I taught this three years ago, and unfortunately do not still have the cartoon.

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