Five to ten minutes. I get in the habit of being involved with Twitter but time passes and it I get “too busy”. This post is that reminder to take the little bit of time in a day and check in. It is so worth it.
On Wednesday, I saw this post:
What a cool idea. Get students quickly working with area and perimeter in an interesting problem solving idea.
On Thursday, a few students were finishing up early on their area/volume project so I pitched this idea and a stack of old newspaper at them. It was fun watching their process. They decided to start with getting the amount of paper to make a square meter.
A few moments later, they realized that their perimeter was going to be quite on the short side. At that point, a student said what could be the quote that makes my year worth it:
Should we just model it first?
They sketched out a model of a few different ideas and included a scale.
Once their model was done, they quickly put the newspaper together.
Oops, it can’t be a rectangle so they made a quick adjustment:
A big thanks to @S_ODwyer for sharing her idea and to Twitter for a platform that makes sharing ideas easy. Take a few moments each day to touch base. Hidden gems are everywhere!