One of the cooler activities in Geometry class happened on Friday. As a review of types of symmetry, we had the students create snowflakes by folding a square piece of paper into triangles and cutting out sections. They then had to determine where each section came from and what symmetry they saw between them all. As you can see, they pointed out some interesting repeating patterns. This activity actually connected with one student in particular who is almost always sullen and removed from class conversations. I gave him praise at the end of class and hope to see some kind of continued engagement.
I am a math teacher in the New York Department of Education. I infuse technology and real-world problems into my curriculum in order to prepare my students for the future. I would love for people across the country to recognize we teachers can't do it alone. If you don't believe me, come visit my classroom!