HOT Math -1

In the HOT Math series we publish a number of Hands-On Tasks for Mathematics. The practical activities link mathematics to other school subjects or to students’ experiences. Students’ age group: ± 12-14 yrs. No lesson plans are offered, as each idea will need adaptation to class level.

The students discover and learn to discover. Mathematics is not merely reproducing, but actively producing. The manipulative materials in this HOT Math series are learners’ materials and not demonstration aids for the teachers.

Activity: Spatial insight, combine: 4-cubers

Required material:
4 cubes for every student or for every two students

Task 1:
– Find out how many 4-cubers exist.
– Explicite what definition is used for equivalence.
4kuubanim

Additional task (3D-2D conversion, technical drawing):
– Draw front view, top view, and side view for every “different” 4-cuber.

See also: Applets Building with Blocks and Inquiry-Based Learning in Practice

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s