Geometry City

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One of the best ways for students to learn is to learn by doing. This is the whole rationale behind the maker movement. This project was designed by me to allow my 4th grade students to explore shapes and understand their properties. Additionally, they are working on mapping skills and parallel and perpendicular lines. Through the design of this project, I used the TPACK framework to guide my thinking. TPACK is the use of technology, pedagogy and content knowledge within a lesson. Though my lesson is not using technology as most people think of (mine doesn’t use digital technology), it uses technology as defined by Mishra and Koehler. They say “that almost everything that is artificial—the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, the pencils we use to scribble notes, and the computers we use to browse the Web—is technology.” In this case, I am using typical art supplies. Continue reading “Geometry City”