Seriously though, this is my just-turned-3 year-old son and he (and thousands like him) are just a couple years away from hitting the public school system like freight trains. Are our schools ready for them?
P.S. Here’s his finished masterpiece.
This video of some amazing stop-motion animation using post-its dubbed ‘Deadline.’
- How long did this take?
- What’s the time-length of each frame?
- How many post-its were used? How many of each color?
- Something about coordinate transformation?
- Can we do this?
- Have students use coordinate geometry and transformations to make their own stop-motion post-it video. Or at least storyboard it. I imagine by the time something like this is planned out and storyboarded, there would be a TON of coordinate geometry and transformations involved. Even a 30-second stop-motion post-it video could probably involved dozens and dozens of coordinate transformations.
This amazing video of a rainbow-painting robot. (h/t: Science Friday.)
- How much paint did this guy need of each color?
- What’s the radius of the rainbow? or, What’s the length of the arm that moves in a semi-circle that paints the rainbow?
- Which color will run out soonest? And how much sooner?
- What would the rainbow look like if he peddlded while the spraypainting arm was in action?
- Could we do this for our integrated Math-Science Engineering final project?
To be decided, but here’s a screen shot if it helps.