Wednesday, January 31, 2018

2D vs 3D Figures

After Alternative Education Center students engaged in a prism AVID philosophical chairs (debate) activity and explored various prisms with different dimensions but the same volume, they wrote an essay as to whether in real life they wanted more two-dimensional (2D) figures or three-dimensional (3D) figures. Some students chose only 2D or 3D figures; others chose a combination of these figures. The objective of this writing activity in math was not really to check who made sense, but to see how aware students were of 2D and 3D figures around them. Students' writing outputs were sent to their international learning partners for revising and editing.