Archive | May 22, 2014

Circle Art: Using a compass!

In Maths we have been trying to master using a compass. It’s not as easy as it sounds!

We first started by practising drawing circles in different sizes. We then discovered that if we moved the point of the compass to a previous outside line of a circle, we could draw different shapes – for example, petals and semi-circles. As we became more confident with using the compass, we started to overlap circles. The end results are all different, depending on our expertise with the compass. We hope you enjoy our show.

Circle Art on PhotoPeach

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Mathematics – Enlarging and reducing to scale

In maths this week the students from our class have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and how to enlarge and reduce them to scale. We all had to decide on which name or nickname we were going to use. We had to use graph paper to design our name in block letters. After that, we had to create a shadow for each letter to create a 3D effect. We used a scale of 1:2 to enlarge our name. We also blocked a shadow on the enlargement. Some people then even tried to reduce their name to a scale of 1:.5. This was harder to do but some succeeded.

We discovered that even though our names were doubled in size the angles of each letter stayed the same. In other words, the angles were not enlarged even though the letters were enlarged.

This was a fun activity and we really enjoyed it. The results are fantastic as you can see below. Well Done Everyone!

                                                                                    Jordan and Kyle


Enlarging our Names on PhotoPeach

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