Thank you for your visit. Our students in New Zealand are currently on the first week of their two week end of term one holidays. They will be returning for Term Two, 2014 on Monday 5th May 2014.
This past term we've been involved in several collaborative projects tied in with our learning. For Mathematics we've been looking at Geometry and we were looking at working with other classrooms. We carried out an activity in Figure it Out: Geometry - Room with a view (pg 13 of the level three book). However we modified the activity. We Skyped our friends at 8c Selwyn House. We took notes when we spoke to them and followed it up with emails and further clarifications on Twitter. We took all their information and the students processed it. First they created a two dimensional grid map of their classroom, then we constructed a three dimensional model of their classroom using multi link cubes. We then converted that map to a digital model. Originally we were using Minecraft for this process. However we've also been looking at utilising Tinkercad for our work with our 3d Printer and for various reasons we made the decision to switch to Tinkercad for this activity.
These screen shots were created by James and Logan from Room One. The classroom that they have created the digital model of is 8C Selwyn House in Christchurch. We haven't finished the process yet, as its the school holidays the students from Selwyn House need to process the models and we then need to adapt them from our models to ensure they've accurate. We're then going to print their models using our 3d printer. The question that needs to be asked:
Is this Selwyn House?
How accurate is this map?
What other changes do we need to make?