Day 79: Snowflakes day 2

Today we predicted what the snowflake would look like using an update of Dan Meyers really old lesson. Students had whiteboards and I physically cut paper as we want through the slides. They would draw their predictions, is walk around providing comments, then I’d open the snowflake. Students were very into it.

After that I gave the students this to work on, created by Mimi Yang.


Day 78: Snowflakes!!

Today was so fun! We started by presenting the ultimate goal, which was to make this:


Then, we watched this:

Snowflakes, starflakes, and swirlflakes: Unusual variations on the paper snowflake.

Wow! They struggled! It was very interesting to see their attempts. Most students cut out the part they were trying to keep and created the reverse of their goal, at lease twice before they figured it out. Some students never even came close. I was also impressed with their persistence and the awesome look of satisfaction when they finally got it. Yay for CCSS SMP1!

Common first attempts….