Discription Student 1:
Student 1 is a rising 7th grader. His task was to take two 2D shapes, a square and a triangle, and use the methods of rotation and translation for each shape to see what 3D shape appeared in the sand.
Discription Student 2:
Student 2 is also a rising 7th grader. His task was to take two 2D shapes, a circle and a rectangle, and use the methods of rotation and translation for each shape to see what 3d shape appeared in the sand.
The student reported that the activity was fun and "engaging". He said that it was way better than taking notes and just drawing on paper. He reported that he could better remember the activity by actually doing it.
Student 2 reported that he enjoyed the activity and that actually doing it made it more understandable for him. He said that actually seeing the shape created helped him make the connection from 2D to 3D shape.
Comments about student 1:
Student 1 was always on task when completing the activity.
He missed several review questions that I asked him, and I noted
that it would be helpful to have a chart of shapes and their
names present when completing this activity.
comment about Student 2:
Student 2 did very well. He correctly answered all review
questions by using the sand and the shapes. I think that this student was a little more advanced and could have been given more difficult tasks with the shapes, I say this because he would sometimes become off-task and complete the assignments quickly and correctly.