I am looking to attempt this project with my students starting in a few weeks. I am still working out details and testing it, but I would love feedback.
Students design and create a non-cube die of their choosing using either 3D printing, crocheting, (or something else?)
Polyhedron: a solid formed by plane faces
Dice: A solid object that can be rolled and land on one of n-sides. Each side is labeled a number or other symbol(s).
|Proposal||Google Form||What polyhedron?What material?Who you are working with (if anyone)? |
*Everyone must submit a form, even if you are working in pairs*
|Digital 3D Model||.spl file||Use tinkercad.com to design your dice. It must include the polyhedron listed in your proposal, but you may combine it with other polyhedrons. |
Play with the number of sides, steps and other settings to create your die.
|Paper/cardboard Net||Flat net and folded net||Drawing of net(s?) and calculations (perhaps showing multiple approaches for calculating?)Find Area (in general terms, and then with a specific size that you plan to make)|
-Surface Area of Net (General and specific)
-Volume of paper (General and specific)
-Print/Crochet speed (in. of material/minute?)
-Length yarn/filament used
-Something with the probabilities/fair and unfair dice???
-It is impossible to create a perfect physical polyhedron. In what ways is yours an approximation? In what ways is yours an accurate representation?
-What did you learn during this project about your medium? About polyhedrons?
-Discuss the math behind constructing your die
-What surprised you during this project?
-What are you most proud of from this project?
1. 3D printed
Crafting Days: Research/learning about how 3D printers work, beginning prints
Crafting Days: Time to work on your project and troubleshoot together
3.Something else that you think would be cool? Talk to your teacher!
|After Project Survey||Google form||Getting your feedback!|
- Questions for those reading this:
- How does this read? Is it logical? What questions are you left with?
- How would you assess this? What would you include in a rubric?
- What should the presentations/celebration at the end of the project look like?
- Possibilities: gallery walk, verbal presentation, giving feedback to each other, playing dice games…?
- Any ideas for extensions to this/other mathematics to explore