So... I haven't been able to keep up with the 180 photo blog. Perhaps that's not a huge surprise. There's a lot going on during the typical day at school, and I'm not always thinking of snapping a picture. Here are some highlights from the past months...
One of my advisees created a selfie station outside my door, where you could take your picture with a hug-starved cactus. Or not.
The World's Strongest Snail competition. There were a lot of pictures from this day, here's a good one!
At the start of our 3D geometry unit, seventh graders used Polydrons to find all the possible ways to arrange six squares into a flat pattern (called a net) that would fold up into a cube.
Again on the search for all possible ways to accomplish some task! This time, students were tasked with finding all the ways to arrange 24 unit cubes into a rectangular prism, and then to find the surface area of each prism. One of our goals was to make a conjecture regarding the the prism that would have the smallest surface area given any number of unit cubes.