A Student’s Kaleidoscope

For my G Block Geometry students, today was the last day we met before Spring Break begins. They’ve worked really hard this quarter, so their reward was a doing a fun activity that hopefully taught them a little bit about reflection, rotation, and dilation.

Here’s an example of one of my students’ work:

As the rest of them finish, I’ll be posting short videos of them in our 2011 Geometry Kaleidoscopes Channel.

I’m really proud of what they accomplished with this project.

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Warning: Reflections & Dilations Can Lead to Mind-Blowing Kaleidoscopes!

After my Geometry students learn and understand reflections and dilations, the payoff is this activity where we use Geometer’s Sketchpad to create unique kaleidoscopes:

Here’s one I made last year and set to music: