Day 126: Starting Spiky Door Project

An awesome Mathalician, Kate Nowak, commented on a blog post with a link to a project that she did with her students: Spiky Door!

This fit perfectly with my students and their needs. I was surprised how much they struggled getting started. They wanted more specific steps, they really had a hard time with the difference between slant height and height. I taped paper into some plastic solids that I have and it helped students understanding. Today they just planned their figure and made a scale drawing, tomorrow they build. I’m surprised how challenging this is for students!

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