The main aim of these activities is to make a real world context for applying students' knowledge of geometry objects and their properties. The activities are organized from simple to more complicated tasks in order to help students with different age and abilities.
Students will first create collages, paintings, then they will make models of buildings and build a city.
While the students are creating, they're also learning important math concepts that will help them throughout life. The project aims to focus on geometry, but there are so many other elements of learning present which include inquiry based learning, problem-solving, collaboration, communication, independent learning, and more. There are also some components of social studies (mapping skills), writing, drawing, making collages, recycling, researching about sustainability, problem solving and comprehension skills too. Students will be creating a city that uses 2D and 3D, practicing both plane and solid geometry. This project allows for students to practice and apply learned skills in geometry while problem solving and making decisions based on their own knowledge, creativity, and imagination.
Until now, we have finished paper collages of our 2D cities made from quadrilaterals, triangles and circles, and we used our math skills to calculate area and perimeter of figures from our collages. We've made some paintings of our cities using art and crafts.
We also already have been thinking and made hypotheses what the model of our city should look like, what is must have in the city, how can we build it, which materials can we use, how the city will be supplied with food, water, energy and many more questions we had from the start.
We have had a Skype session with a civil engineer Tim Harrel from USA in order to find out some more about how we can supply the city with renewable energy. We learned from him about wind turbines, renewable energy and lighting protection for wind turbines. You can read about it HERE.
Within this project, students of Primary school "Toplički heroji" from Žitorađa will visit Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture in Niš (Serbia), where they will be introduced to real architects. They will try to answer some questions: What makes the city? What every city must have? What they need to know in order to build the model of the city? What mathematics knowledge they need? How they use Art? Which materials they can use? Can they show to students some examples of city models? How can city be sustainable? What is look like to be an Architect? How can someone become an Architect?
The visit is scheduled for April 25, at 12.00 CET, as a part of CREATIONS project, within #STEM Discovery Week 2018.
Post about this event will be HERE.
What we have done until now, you can check in next Slideshow: