Augmented Reality: an Alternative to QR Codes? Over the past year we have seen QR Codes make a mark in the classroom as an easy way to send students to a site, make interactive book talks , share information with parents at Open House , among many other uses. But what is augmented reality (AR) and how does it match up for classroom use? From dictionary.com : - - an artificial environment created through the combination of real-world and computer-generated data. My first experience (other than on TV) was seeing a couple of our teachers play with String at our Regional Ed Tech Cadre.
Angles, Triangles, and the Start of Geometry in 6th Grade Math! With the beginning of our geometry units in 6th grade math, it has been all about angles and triangles this past week! Thanks to some creative (and cheap!) angle ideas I found on social media, I was able to incorporate some new things in my classroom this year as we start geometry! VisIt About VisIt VisIt is an Open Source, interactive, scalable, visualization, animation and analysis tool. From Unix, Windows or Mac workstations, users can interactively visualize and analyze data ranging in scale from small (<101 core) desktop-sized projects to large (>105 core) leadership-class computing facility simulation campaigns. Users can quickly generate visualizations, animate them through time, manipulate them with a
Plane developments of geometric bodies (1): Nets of prisms A right prism is a polyhedron that has two congruents pararel polygonal faces (bases of the prism) and with all remaining faces are rectangles. The main interest of this page is to see how a right prism can be developed into a plane net. There is a platonic solid that is a prism, the cube. This is a cube net: The lateral surface area of a prism is the sum of the areas of the rectangles that form the faces that are not bases of the prism. We can calculate the lateral surface area of a right prism (p is the perimeter of a base and h is the height of the prism):
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