Transformation: SHAPES IN MOTION in Geometry
The Geometry class recently completed a unit on how shapes transform through motion. The culmination of this unit was a class project. The objective of this project was to learn six types of motions. Students could create a comic book, movie, pop-up book, picture book, novel, newspaper, magazine, video, or game. Students worked in groups of three to complete the task. The students were asked to pick a minimum of four motions. Each motion had to be a chapter of the book. The chapters needed to show the development of motion and convey an understanding of how it is used in Geometry. Each chapter exhibited four examples demonstrating how the motion is used in Geometry. A definition, description and explanation of the motion were to be included. The final part of the project was an oral presentation of the project in front of the class. As you can see, these students were able to bring their knowledge to life through projects such as this comic book.